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The Shape of Things
Lab A Theatre, Wright Hall

The Shape of Things

How far would you go for love? For art? Such are the painful questions explored by playwright Neil LaBute when the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance presents the blistering The Shape of Things. 

The contemporary play will be performed Jan. 19 through 21 and Jan. 26 through 28 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. in the Lab A Theatre, located in Wright Hall. 

Adam, a young museum security guard drifts into an ever-changing relationship with Evelyn, an attractive but manipulative art major, while his best friends’ engagement crumbles, so unleashing a drama that peels back the skin of two modern-day relationships.

Director Gregory Holmes said, ”Would change who you are for love? That’s a question that Adam, a down on his luck college student, continuously asks himself when he meets Evelyn, the girl of his dreams. But when the changes start to put strain on all of his relationships, Adam has to decide what he’s willing to give up for love.”

Warning: The Shape of Things contains adult language and situations. 

“LaBute is a smart, ambitious writer who, at his best, dares to explore the ambivalence hiding under the weave of our social fabric….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

Tickets are adults: $15, faculty/staff: $13.50 and student/senior: $10.00 and may be purchased in advance online or at the door the day of performance. 

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Preview of “The Shape of Things” Photo Gallery

Here are publicity photographs and design concepts for the upcoming production of The Shape of Things. The contemporary drama plays the Lab A Theatre, Wright Hall, Jan. 19-21 and 26-28, Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on Jan. 21 and 28. 

Publicity photos by Huan Yu, copyright UC Davis, Set model photos by Elizabeth Kang, copyright UC Davis

 

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