September 7 – 16, 2012
Quiet, unassuming Adam is changing in a major way, thanks to his new girlfriend, art student Evelyn. Adam’s friends are a little freaked by the transformation.
Main Stage | Drama
525 7th Street NE, North Canton, OH 44720 … Directions
Synopsis: “Any shrewd chap who finds his artist girlfriend has a video-camera in the bedroom to film the cut and thrust of their sexual action might well fear he was destined to end up as her artistic fodder. But in THE SHAPE OF THINGS, Neil LaBute’s absolutely chilling report from the sex war’s frontline, where stratagems for sexual humiliations are planned, Adam, the shy chap concerned, takes the video-camera, so to speak, lying down. LaBute, the remarkable American movie director and playwright whose film IN THE COMPANY OF MEN showed a sexually unappealing woman exploited by two vengeful pretend lovers, now returns to this theme. This time it’s a man who’s the victim of female guile…
LaBute meticulously plans that the shocking, climatic revelations should cast dark light upon his apparently average people.”
Nicholas de Jongh, The Standard