Cameron University's theatre season, "A Celebration of the Cameron University Centennial," gets underway with "The Shape of Things," a contemporary black comedy about the nature of art and human manipulation. This thought-provoking work from playwright and filmmaker Neil LaBute, runs from September 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. and on September 28 at 2 p.m. at University Theatre.
"The Shape of Things," which served as the basis for LaBute's highly acclaimed film of the same name, explores the cruel games a more powerful partner can play with a smitten weaker one. Adam, a nerdy college student who makes money part time as a security guard, runs into Evelyn as she is about to deface a censored work of art. As a reward for letting her off the hook, she gives him her phone number. Adam becomes Evelyn's project as she reshapes him into the sort of boyfriend she'd prefer. The question at stake here appears to be... how much are you willing to change for a woman you love? (Note: This production contains material that certain people may find objectionable.)
Tickets for the play are $12 for adults and $10 for senior citizens, military and non-Cameron students. Cameron students with ID receive free admission. For more information, call the University Theatre box office at 580.581.2478.
Cameron University is a member of the Oklahoma Community Theatre Association and the Southwest Theatre and Film Association. "The Shape of Things" will serve as CU's entry in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
Sept 19, 2008