The Shape of Things

Written by Neil LaBute
Directed by Dennis Beasley

The Shape of Things starts out almost like a romantic comedy where a chance encounter brings together two kindred spirits. Awkward naïve, but good-hearted Adam quickly becomes entranced by driven and experienced Evelyn leading to an unlikely romance. All seems good on the surface, but it becomes clear that the story will end up much deeper than it began. LaBute’s seriocomic play has been a staple of the American theatre since it debuted in 2001. It is the perfect inaugural play for our new theatre because of the many questions it raises about art with the biggest being, when it comes to art, how far is too far?