March 15, 2007
Neil LaBute bears a heavy load
Whether it's business or religion, the 'Fat Pig' playwright tells it like it is
(Page 3 - Previous Page)"Tom is not someone who misuses his power, like many of my other characters. He hurts a couple of people along the way, but it's because he lacks strength. His worst crimes are being a follower, being soft, someone who can't stand up for what he believes in."
So what is LaBute's weakness of choice (besides junk food)?
"I invest much more time in work than in living," he says, sheepishly. "On the page, people get bloodied, but I pull the strings. It's a safer place to be."