2010-01-21

"The Shape of Things" at the Cellar Theatre


From the University of Georgia Department of Theatre and Film Studies:

A chance meeting in a museum seems like a romantic way to start a love affair. In The Shape of Things by Neil LaBute, such an encounter changes the lives of four people forever, twisting their lives into a knot of selfishness and manipulation.

The University of Georgia's Department of Theatre and Film Studies brings The Shape of Things to life in the Cellar Theatre January 26–31 at 8:00 pm with a matinee performance on January 31 at 2:30 pm. The play focuses on the life of Adam, an overweight, insecure security guard, who stumbles upon Evelyn, an art student trying to deface a statue. They begin a relationship, and Evelyn begins to remake Adam into her image of the perfect man. Her plan includes Adam losing weight, getting a haircut, and having plastic surgery, but his friends doubt that Evelyn is a good influence. Adam's best friend, Phillip, and his fiance, Jenny, both worry about his transformation. However, as Adam becomes more heavily influenced by Evelyn, Jenny begins to be attracted to him. Will Adam and Jenny betray Phillip? And what is Evelyn's ultimate motive in her relationship with Adam? All is revealed when Evelyn presents her masters thesis and her real reason for being with Adam.

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The Shape of Things by Neil LaBute will be presented in the Cellar Theatre on the University of Georgia campus on January 26-31 at 8pm with a matinée performance on January 31 at 2:30pm.

Regular admission is $10; admission for students and senior citizens with I.D. is $7. Tickets may be purchased beginning January 12 at the University Theatre box office located in the lobby of the Fine Arts building at the corner of Lumpkin and Baldwin Streets (hours: M-F, 12 – 5 pm) or at the theatre door beginning one hour prior to show time. Reservations may be made in advance by calling the University Theatre Box Office line at (706) 542-2838.

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