Firehouse Theatre Project will present Neil LaBute's THIS IS HOW IT GOES from October 29th to November 21st.
Formerly high-school sweethearts, Belinda and Cody Phipps appear to be the typical middle-class, interracial success story. When another classmate returns to town, their seemingly amicable reunion devolves into a triangle of bigotry and betrayal. Staged on continually shifting moral ground that challenges our notions about gender, ethnicity, and even love itself, This Is How It Goes unblinkingly explores the myriad ways in which the wild card of race is played by both black and white in America.
Playwright Neil LaBute successfully made the transition to feature films with his debut In the Company of Men, a dark comedy that explores sexual and corporate politics and which went on to win the Filmmaker's Trophy as Best Dramatic Feature at 1997's Sundance Film Festival. He continues to combine intriguing moral and ethical metaphors with dark portraits of American life with the films Your Friends & Neighbors, Nurse Betty and The Shape of Things.
The Firehouse Theatre Project was formed to present important American contemporary theatre pieces with an emphasis on plays not previously produced in the metropolitan Richmond area, including developing, producing, and performing at least one new play each year.
Tickets can be purchased online at firehousetheatre.org.