Art imitating life can be dangerous. When unlucky-in-love Adam meets graduate art student Evelyn in The Shape of Things, his life takes a major turn. At her suggestion, he begins to exercise, eat healthy foods and dress more stylishly. He even gets plastic surgery. But when she reveals her thesis project, hearts are shattered. Playwright and film director Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men, Fat Pig) is a master of tales that reveal truths about human nature we often don't want to acknowledge. In this chilling, fast-paced story of sexual gamesmanship at Chicago's Athenaeum Theatre Studio Two, he questions the differences between art and pornography, honesty and cruelty, love and sex and ultimately poses the query -- what shape are you willing to take to please your partner?
This show contains strong language and is recommended for adults.
This show’s running time is 90 minutes with no intermission.
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