Neil LaBute once again goes for the jugular, taking on the taboos and unspoken truths of contemporary American life. Racial prejudice wars with desire in This Is How It Goes, as LaBute brings audiences inside a tumultuous interracial love triangle. Golden couple Cody and Belinda still live in their small midwestern home town, a place where Cody stands out as "rich and black and different." When a former classmate returns under mysterious circumstances, his attraction to Belinda tips the delicate balance of fascination and fidelity. LaBute calls it "a meditation on truth (the many versions of it that we offer up to different people)" and an exploration of "how racism still affects all of us on a simple, daily level."
"A slippery, shadow-filled maze... you are well advised to be on guard." - The New York Times