Things We Said Today
Short Plays and MonologuesBook - 2014
Also included are five short plays displaying the power and scope of Neil LaBute's creative vision. In Pick One , three white guys come up with a way to solve America's problems; in The Possible , one young woman seduces another's boyfriend for an unexpected reason. Call Back features an actress and actor who spar about a past encounter that she, unnervingly, remembers much better than he does. Good Luck ( In Farsi ), "a pleasingly astringent study in competitiveness and vanity" (T he New York Times ) has two actresses pulling out all the stops in a preaudition psych out; and in Squeeze Play a father and his son's baseball coach strike a mutually
beneficial deal. Rounding out the collection are two monologues commissioned as part of Centerstage's "My America" project.