Iphigenia in Orem

Neil LaBute

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A Utah businessman confides in a stranger in a Las Vegas hotel room, confessing a most chilling crime.

Production Info

Cast: 1 total (1 male)
Short Drama (about 30 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes

Press Quotes

“Evil wears an all-American glow in Neil LaBute’s BASH: LATTERDAY PLAYS … The characters in this transfixing evening of monologues have that sheen of idealized, corn-country wholesomeness that Madison Avenue has always put such a premium on: clear skin, sparkling eyes and teeth to make an orthodontist cheer. To look at, they’re the human equivalents of a glass of milk. But if you know anything about Mr. LaBute … you probably know already that the milk is laced with arsenic. The stories told in BASH, even the one that occurs beneath a police-interrogation light, all begin with a comforting air of familiarity that goes down bland and easy. Then comes a moment when the taste turns sour, and you feel like gagging. It’s as though characters from Ozzie and Harriet had suddenly pulled a shiv on you … For all its ostensible cynicism, BASH is informed with an earnest, probing moralism as fierce as that of Nathaniel Hawthorne … That’s what Mr. LaBute does best, finding the acid in the blandest substances.” —Ben Brantley, The New York Times

About the Author


  • Neil LaBute

    Neil LaBute received his Master of Fine Arts degree in dramatic writing from New York University and was the recipient of a literary fellowship to study at the Royal Court Theatre, London. He also attended the Sundance Institute's Playwrights Lab and is the Playwright-in-Residence with MCC Theatre in New York City. LaBute's plays include: BASH: LATTER-DAY PLAYS, THE SHAPE OF THINGS, THE MERCY SEAT, THE DISTANCE FROM HERE, AUTOBAHN, FAT PIG (Olivier Award nominated for Best Comedy), SOME GIRL(S), THIS IS HOW IT GOES, WRECKS, FILTHY TALK FOR TROUBLED TIMES, IN A DARK DARK HOUSE, REASONS TO BE PRETTY (Tony Award nominated for Best Play) and THE BREAK OF NOON. In 2011 his play IN A FOREST, DARK AND DEEP premiered in London's West End. LaBute is also the author of Seconds of Pleasure, a collection of short fiction which was published by Grove Atlantic. His films include In the Company of Men (New York Critics' Circle Award for Best First Feature and the Filmmaker Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival), Your Friends and Neighbors, Nurse Betty, Possession, The Shape of Things, a film adaptation of his play of the same title, The Wicker Man, Lakeview Terrace and Death at a Funeral.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 12/1/2014
Pages 60
ISBN 9780881456134

Special Notes

Special Notes

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Iphigenia in Orem is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC