Atlanta’s “hippest contemporary theatre company” (Backstage Beat), Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre, with their newly acquired 45-seat black box in Candler Park, will present the critically acclaimed play The Shape Of Things by Neil LaBute this March.
Filmmaker and playwright Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men, The Wicker Man) has made himself a force to be reckoned with and a name to watch with works that ruthlessly dissect the uglier side of human nature. Pinch ‘n’ Ouch has already proved a fondness for LaBute’s writing with past productions of plays Reasons To Be Pretty, Some Girls, and Autobahn.
In a modern version of Adam’s seduction by Eve, The Shape of Things pits gentle, awkward, overweight Adam against experienced, analytical, amoral Evelyn, a graduate student in art. After a chance meeting at a museum, Evelyn and Adam embark on an intense relationship that causes shy and principled Adam to go to extraordinary lengths, including cosmetic surgery, and a betrayal of his best friend, to improve his appearance and character. The Shape of Things challenges society’s most deeply entrenched ideas about art, manipulation, and love.
Directed by Sarah Hodges, and performed by Morgan McGowen, Andrew Puckett, Robby Glade, and Tyner Rushing, The Shape of Things by Neil LaBute will perform March 5-28 at Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre. For tickets and show times, http://pnotheatre.org.