Things We Said Today
Things We SaidÂ TodayÂ features the scripts for Neil LaBute'sÂ groundbreaking Directv project 10x10--a seriesÂ of short films written and directed by LaButeÂ based on ten compelling original monologues,Â five each for men and women. Â Also included are five short plays displaying theÂ power and scope of Neil LaBute's creative vision.Â In Pick One, three white guys come up with aÂ way to solve America's problems; in The PossibleÂ one young woman seduces another's boyfriendÂ for an unexpected reason. Call BackÂ featuresÂ an actress and actor who spar about a pastÂ encounter that she, unnervingly, remembersÂ much better than he does. Good Luck (In Farsi),Â "a pleasingly astringent study in competitivenessÂ and vanity+? (The New York Times) has twoÂ actresses pulling out all the stops in a preauditionÂ psych out; and in Squeeze PlayÂ a fatherÂ and his son's baseball coach strike a mutually beneficial deal. Rounding out the collectionÂ are two monologues commissioned as part ofÂ Centerstage's "My America+? project.