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1/12/07: Playwright and Filmmaker Neil LaBute


By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – A few years ago the New Yorker Magazine said there is no playwright on the planet who is writing better than Neil LaBute. LaBute, who is also a director and filmmaker, has been described as the dark star of American literature. The scenes he conjures up, in films like In the Company of Men or plays like Fat Pig, are usually cold and desolate. His characters are complex, but also barbaric and unthinkably cruel. And here's the twist, for a good part of his life, LaBute was a Mormon. He was in Salt Lake City last August, and joined us to talk about the connection between his belief and his dark portrayals. (Rebroadcast)

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