Some Girl(s)

Neil LaBute
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Your career as a writer is blossoming, your beautiful, young fiancée is waiting to get married and rush off to Cancún by your side — so what is your natural reaction? Well, if you're a man, it's probably to get nervous and start calling up old girlfriends. And so begins a single man's odyssey through four hotel rooms, as he flies across the country in search of the perfect woman (whom he's already broken up with). In grand LaBute fashion, this by turns outrageously funny and deadly serious portrait of the artist as a young seducer casts a truthful, hilarious light on a typical young American male as he wanders through the heart of darkness that is himself.

Production Info

Cast: 5 total (4 female, 1 male)
Full Length Drama (about 115 minutes)
Multiple Sets
Contemporary Costumes

Press Quotes

“[LaBute’s] view of modern men and women is unsparing … [He] is holding up a pitiless mirror to ourselves. We may not like what we see, but we can’t deny that — if only in some dark corner of our souls — it is there.” —Jacques le Sourd, The Journal News

“LaBute … continues to probe the fascinating dark side of individualism … [His] great gift is to live in and to chronicle that murky area of not-knowing, which mankind spends much of its waking life denying.” —John Lahr, The New Yorker

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 9/29/2011
Pages 94
ISBN 9780881455014

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

World premiere at the Gielgud Theatre, London

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Some Girl(s) is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC

Production Notes

Production Notes

The author will allow the following line changes on page 35 for performance:

Original line: GUY: That’s what they say. I mean, you know, on CNN and stuff. The 60’s…
Change to: GUY: That’s what they say. I mean, you know, on CNN and stuff. The 80’s…

Original Line: LINDSAY: I started in the 70’s. Late-70’s.
Change to: LINDSAY: I started in the 90’s. Mid-90’s.

Original Line: LINDSAY: ’79. (Beat)
Change to: LINDSAY: ’95. (Beat)


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Studio Players
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Central Alberta Theatre
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University Of Montana
Dillon, MT

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Old Town Actors Studio
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8/3/2017 – 8/20/2017
Applied Visions
Northport, NY

6/9/2017 – 6/15/2017
Stella Adler Studio Of Acting
New York, NY

6/3/2017 – 6/11/2017
Torchlight Players
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Crafton Hills College
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