2010-2011

THIS IS HOW IT GOES by Neil LaBute

Belinda and Cody are a typical young American couple. Typical . . . except Cody is black and Belinda is white. All appears to be going well until she becomes attracted to a former classmate who is also white. As the men battle for her affections, the door is opened to a world of bigotry and betrayal that was apparently just below the surface all the time. In this gripping play, Neil LaBute, one of America’s most exciting new playwrights, throws political correctness out the window as he deals with racial prejudice in white and black America today. The play is also about truth and the many versions of it that we offer up to different people. The author writes a very funny script without allowing us to forget that we are watching a drama.




     



    

                 
                   Julie Addy and Sean Browne


         

CREATIVE TEAM

Direction: Clifford Dean

Set Design: Mathias Wardeck

Set Design Assistance: Dirk Blötner, Steffen Wardeck

Costume Design: Patricia Royo

Lighting Design: Geoff Humphrys

Musical Direction and Fight Choreography: Paul Glaser

Stage Management and Properties: Justin Farrow and Rebecca Delmas

Hair and Make-up: Judith Pürschel

London Casting: Gordon Griffin

THIS IS HOW IT GOES is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Limited.

THEATERPREIS HAMBURG ROLF MARES 2011

Clifford Dean was awarded with the Theaterpreis Hamburg Rolf Mares 2011 for outstanding direction.

CAST

THE MAN - Sean Browne

BELINDA - Julie Addy

CODY - Ike Ononye

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