This Is How It Goes

This Is How It Goes

By Neil LaBute
Directed by Greg Grobis

November 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 at the Marygrove Theatre

Belinda and Cody Phipps appear to be a typical Midwestern couple: teenage sweethearts now married with children and a luxurious home. Typical except that Cody is in almost every respect an outsider – “rich and black and different,” in the words of Belinda, who finds herself attracted to a former classmate. Playwright Neil LaBute unblinkingly challenges the notions of gender, ethnicity and even love itself. Powerful, profane and above all unpredictable, This Is How It Goes is a devastating exploration of the myriad ways in which the wild card of race is played by both black and white in America.

*Play contains adult themes and subject matter not suitable for young children.