St. Louis's one-act festival returns to New York with a new lineup featuring three premier one-acts by Neil LaBute: "Unlikely Japan," "Great Negro Works of Art," and "The Fourth Reich." More…
In "Unlikely Japan" a young woman spots an old flame on television and vividly recounts how a single choice can alter the course of multiple lives.
"Great Negro Works of Art" follows a meeting between an under-celebrated artist and his gallery manager as they debate race, culture, and what is/what is not “art” today.
"The Fourth Reich" focuses on a public speaker as he presents his unique views on modern history, thoughts about the future and ruminations on his favorite painter.
See it if ..you like intelligent thought-provoking "one-person" (one was two people) performances - thoughtful but little staging.
Don't see it if Straight monologues bore you and you need more
See it if You are getting paid to sit through everything ever written by LaBute.
Don't see it if You were hoping for peak LaBute. This is not his best work. These seem like writing exercises from a sophomore playwriting workshop
See it if You like Labute or are looking for Theatre that isn't going to hold back from making you uncomfortable.
Don't see it if You want an easy story or aren't interested in the human condition. Or if you are easily offended