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Some Velvet Morning: A Play
     

Some Velvet Morning: A Play

by Neil LaBute
 

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Velvet is enjoying a relaxing morning at home when Fred arrives on the doorstep of her New York City brownstone, suitcases in tow.
He tells her he’s finally left his wife to be with her, news to Velvet since she hasn’t seen him in years and is now friends with Fred’s recently married son. Hopes dashed, Fred engages Velvet in a mesmerizing

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Velvet is enjoying a relaxing morning at home when Fred arrives on the doorstep of her New York City brownstone, suitcases in tow.
He tells her he’s finally left his wife to be with her, news to Velvet since she hasn’t seen him in years and is now friends with Fred’s recently married son. Hopes dashed, Fred engages Velvet in a mesmerizing conversation brimming with passion, remorse, humor, and anger. As power shifts and tension mounts, the young and beautiful Velvet and the older, volatile Fred revisit a shared history, and the twisted heart of their relationship is slowly revealed in a stunning climax. In this provocative two-hander, Neil LaBute continues to explore the nuances of gender relationships, creating a powerful work of sharp and subtle contrasts.

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“Full of intelligent and witty twists and turns . . . Neil LaBute is a master of manipulative, funny, and provocative wordplay.”  —ScreenDaily
“I am in awe of it. It is a rough ride that goes to a dark place, then doubles-down, then kicks you in the stomach as you lay on the carpet.”  —Film.com 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781468309164
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
12/25/2013
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,319,655
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
“Full of intelligent and witty twists and turns . . . Neil LaBute is a master of manipulative, funny, and provocative wordplay.”  —ScreenDaily
“I am in awe of it. It is a rough ride that goes to a dark place, then doubles-down, then kicks you in the stomach as you lay on the carpet.”  —Film.com 

Meet the Author

Neil LaButeis an award-winning playwright, filmmaker, and screenwriter. His plays include: bash, In a Forest, Dark and Deep,
Reasons to be Happy, The Money
Shot, and All The Ways To Say I Love
You. Film and television work include In the Company of Men, Your Friends and Neighbors, Nurse Betty, Possession,
The Shape of Things, Some Velvet Morning, Dirty Weekend, Billy
& Billie, and Van Helsing.
He is therecipientofa Literature Award fromtheAmerican Academy of Arts and Letters.

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