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The Shape of Things, by Neil LaBute
Next up on the Verge Theater’s main stage is The Shape of Things, written by famed screenwriter Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men, Your Friends & Neighbors.) The Shape of Things takes a critical look at the nature of art, intimacy, self-perception, and the search for love through a relationship between Adam, a self-conscious English major, and Evelyn, a beautiful graduate art student. After a chance meeting in an art gallery, Adam and Evelyn embark on an intense romantic affair. At first the coldly clinical Evelyn encourages the awkward Adam to get in shape, dress better, and take care of himself; however as the relationship progresses Evelyn’s machinations to change Adam become increasingly sinister, driving a wedge between Adam and his close friends Jenny and Phillip. Dark, profound, heartbreaking, and terribly funny, The Shape of Things challenges the viewer to explore their own perceptions of manipulation, art, and love.
Shows run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm from February 7th-22nd. Tickets are $12 and $10 for Students/Seniors. Reservations online at vergetheater.com or by phone at 587-0737, ext.1. This is more live, alternative theater brought to you by your DramCom team at Verge Theater! (formerly Equinox Theatre). We're located at 2304 N. 7th Ave. in the strip mall across from Murdoch's.