From the pen of Neil LaBute comes In A Forest, Dark and Deep – a dark journey into sibling rivalry that escalates into a psychological thriller, bursting with savage conflict.
On a dark and wet night, all Bobby thought he was doing helping his sister Betty clear out her cottage in the woods. But in this cabin of lies, nothing is what it seams and the truth refuses to be packed away.
Premiering on London’s West End in 2011, LaBute, who also directed described Bobby and Betty as “a modern day Hansel and Gretel, drawn to a spot that promises many dangers and secrets.”
“A kind of resting place, where they will be finally be forced to face reality, or that other truly nasty space, the most dangerous of all our undiscovered countries; the truth.”
LaBute is considered one of America’s best-known contemporary screen and stage writers whose scripts are provocative and often controversial.
His works include the plays The Distance From Here, Fat Pig and Bash. His films include The Company of Men, Your Friends and Neighbors, Nurse Betty, as well as the play and film adaption of The Shape of Things.
This encore season of In A Forest, Dark and Deep features Christopher Connelly and Michele Williams and is directed by Dennis Moore.
In A Forest, Dark and Deep
Theatre Husk, 161A Heidelberg Road, Northcote
Season: 2 – 23 November 2013
For more information, visit: www.winterfalltheatre.com for details.
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