Synopsis by Josh Ralske
Neil LaBute's Bash: Latter Day Plays is a film of his theatrical presentation of three one-act plays. As in much of LaBute's work, the darker side of human nature is explored. "Gaggle of Saints" features a couple (Paul Rudd of Clueless and Calista Flockhart of Ally McBeal), students at Boston College, who take turns describing a road trip to New York City for a big "bash" at the Plaza Hotel. While the girls go off to bed after the party, the boys roam Central Park, and end up having a violent encounter. In the second play, "Medea Redux," Flockhart plays a young woman who describes an affair she had with her teacher when she was thirteen, and the terrible vengeance she took on him after he abandoned her. The third play, "Iphigenia in Orem" stars Ron Eldard (Sleepers) as a traveling salesman, who regales an unseen confidant with a tragic and increasingly disturbing tale of his family life. Most of the characters are Mormons (as is LaBute himself). The film originally aired on Showtime in 2000.
gay-bashing, infanticide, salesperson