Autobahn is a collection of plays that, in true LaBute style, deal with some hardhitting subject matter with characteristically dark humour, presenting characters that audience members can simultaneously empathise with and be repulsed by. This is a production that revels in its ambiguity, with the lines blurred between good and bad, hero and villain, aggressor and victim.
Each of the seven plays contains only two characters, and in four of them only one person speaks - this was evidently an attractive challenge for the City's acting community, with not only the opportunity to take on an entire monologue, but also the chance to enhance the subtext, or even drive the whole piece, without saying a word.
Part of SEDOS Summer Festival. Tickets: Website