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In a Forest, Dark and Deep is a play by Neil LaBute. It received its world premiere production in the West End's Vaudeville Theatre on 14 March 2011 following previews from 3 March 2011, running for a limited season until 4 June 2011. The production starred Matthew Fox and Olivia Williams.[1]

In a Forest, Dark and Deep
Written byNeil LaBute
Date premiered14 March 2011 (2011-03-14)
Place premieredVaudeville Theatre, London
Original languageEnglish
GenreDark Comedy

The play had its American premiere at Profiles Theatre in Chicago, Illinois in April 2012 through 3 June.[2] The production stars Darrell W. Cox and Natasha Lowe and was directed by Joe Jahraus.[3]The Chicago Tribune reviewer wrote:"Interesting and formatively atypical, it strikes me as very much a meditation on what is and is not true, on the ease of rushing to misjudgment, and also a further manifestation of the longstanding authorial fascination with the close link between deep intimacy and dark violence."[4]

This production was followed by a Contemporary American Theater Festival (Shepherdstown, West Virginia) production as part of the 2012 Festival from 6 to 29 July 2012.[5][6]


  1. ^ Billington, Michael (15 March 2011). "In a Forest Dark and Deep - review". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  2. ^ Chicago Tribune (17 January 2012). "Chicago Tribune". Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  3. ^ Profiles Theatre. "Profiles Theatre". Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  4. ^ Jones, Chris. "Review. Twists and turns and a few stumbles in LaBute's 'Forest'" Chicago Tribune, April 23, 2012
  5. ^ Contemporary American Theater Festival. "The Plays". CATF. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  6. ^ Treanor, Tim. " 'In a Forest, Dark and Deep' at CATF", July 7, 2012