In a Dark Dark House

In a Dark Dark House
02/16/2011 - 00:30
03/13/2011 - 00:30
In a Dark Dark House

Presenting one of the most recent plays of the famous American writer Neil LaBute, the "In a Dark Dark House" that was written in 2007, the theatrical company "Protes Yles" will be hosted at Michael Cacoyannis Foundation. The play is being presented for the first time ever in Athens, Greece.

The "In a Dark Dark House" has been firstly presented at Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York and approaches the story of two brothers, both of whom, experience from their diverse and own perspective a sexual abuse: a thirty year old security guard named Terry has come to visit his estranged younger brother, Drew, in a psychiatric hospital. Drew, a wealthy attorney, is confined here after a spate of bad behavior including drunk driving and coke possession. Eventually, he musters the courage to tell his brother that he was sexually abused in his boyhood by a slightly older family friend named Todd. The furious Terry goes off to search for Todd, with the apparent goal of exacting revenge.

Drew's request is the occasion to unveil the hostility feelings of the two men relationship. Through pain and betrayal acknowledgement, brothers start fumbling indelible evidence of the violent abuse that have suffered in and out the family environment.

The suppressed memories of a dark childhood haunt the two boys' adult life, marked ineffaceably by the catastrophic influence of the double attack by an abusive father who rampages roundly, and a young man, whose repetitive catastrophic action ends to a real mental murder.

Remnants of this past are being revived by the time both men fight against pain and betrayal that marked their relationship forever...

Don't miss the theatrical play of Neil LaBute "In a Dark Dark House" directed by Christos Lygas, at Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, in Athens, Greece (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from February 16th to March 13th 2011)

Start date: 
16 Feb 2011
End date: 
13 Mar 2011
Start time: 

Michael Cacoyannis Foundation
206, Piraeus Str. (near Chamosternas Str.) Tavros, Athens 177 78
Tel.: +30 210 341 8550
Fax: +30 210 341 8570


Normal: €13,

Student/ Holders of Unemployment Card (OAED) & Multi - child parents card (ASPE) & European Youth Card/ people over 65 years old: €9