The Shape Of Things
3/5/15 - 3/28/15 / Thursday - Saturday at 8:00pm, Sunday at 5:00pm
In a modern version of Adam's seduction by Eve, The Shape of Things pits gentle, awkward, overweight Adam against an amoral Evelyn, a graduate student in art. After a chance meeting at a museum, Evelyn and Adam embark on an intense relationship that causes shy and principled Adam to go to extraordinary lengths to improve his appearance and character. The Shape of Things challenges society's most deeply entrenched ideas about art, manipulation, and love.
"LaBute's great gift is to live in and to chronicle that murky area of not knowing, which mankind spends much of its waking life denying. Where does truth end and fiction begin? Is the fiction more valuable than the truth? Do the results justify the means?" -The New Yorker
"What is art? What are you permitted to do in its name?...These questions are thrown up by a piece whose intricate layers of treachery are worthy of David Mamet..." -The Independent
"LaBute is a smart, ambitious writer who, at his best, dares to explore the ambivalence hiding under the weave of our social fabric. He always has a serious intellectual project in mind, and here he aims at no less than the subjectivity of love and the definition of art itself. THE SHAPE OF THINGS is compulsively watchable." -Newsday
"LaBute is the most gifted, intelligent and wittily moral American playwright since Wallace Shawn; that is high praise, believe me. And this play marks his theatrical maturity. It's a must see."