THE SHAPE OF THINGS – A REHEARSED READING

BY NEIL LABUTE

WEDNESDAY 10 MAY

The Shape of Things webA rehearsed reading for NT Ed followed by a Q&A with the director and cast. 

Adam is nerdy, insecure and unsuccessful with women. When he meets Evelyn, a bright, self-assured graduate art student, he is flattered that she shows an interest in him.

At her suggestion, he beings a ‘self-improvement’ regime: exercising, ditching the junk food, updating his wardrobe and even getting contact lenses. With Evelyn’s encouragement, he seems to be gaining confidence.

His cocky best friend Phillip approves of the ‘new Adam’ while Phillip’s nervy girlfriend Jenny finds herself attracted to him. But Evelyn hasn’t finished with her transformation of Adam. How far can she convince him to go? And how can she make him prove that he’s more devoted to her than his friends?

This modern morality tale riffs on the Frankenstein myth to examine the nature of art, the meaning of trust, and people’s willingness to do anything for love.

CREATIVE TEAM

Director Debbie Smith

CAST

To be announced

TIMES

Wed 10 May, 11.30am & 7.30pm

TICKETS

$10 per student, teachers free

For more information (including Venue & Safety Risk Assessment) or to make a booking, please contact our  Acting Theatre Manager, Alice Livingstone: manager@newtheatre.org.au or 02 9519 3403

An amateur production by arrangement with ORiGiN Theatrical, on behalf of the Rights Holder