'The Shape of Things' takes center stage at Fairfield University

Theatre Fairfield, Fairfield University’s resident production company, with the generous support of the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, presents Neil LaBute’s provocative and challenging play “The Shape of Things.” Performances take place Friday, Jan. 23 through Sunday, Jan. 25, at the PepsiCo Theatre, located on the Fairfield University campus. Performance times are 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23 and Saturday, Jan. 24, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 and Sunday, Jan. 25. Tickets are $7 general admission and $5 for students.

“The Shape of Things” is a cutting edge piece of theatre that challenges our idea of what constitutes art, questions where you draw the line between art and life, and sheds light on moral and sexual issues faced by young people in college and graduate school. The play centers around two characters, Adam, a dedicated and insecure undergrad, and Evelyn, a dangerously passionate artist seeking truth and knowledge whatever the cost. Just how often do we allow ourselves to be shaped and molded by our lovers? Or by our friends, peers, and role models? This play asks these questions and demands an answer.

Theatre Fairfield is Fairfield University’s resident production company. The theatre program at Fairfield offers students a liberal arts education infused with the theoretical and everyday aspects of the theatre profession. Theatre Fairfield produces three or more productions every year and serves as a platform for community engagement as well a positive and professional learning environment. The next production of the season is “Avenue Q” with music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty, and based on the original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx.

Tickets are $7 for general admission, $6 for senior citizens and University staff and $5 for students. All tickets are sold in the Quick Center Box Office, or you may order by phone at 203-254-4010 or 1-877-ARTS-396. Tickets may also be purchased online at quickcenter.com.

Alec Bandzes ’15 as Adam and Maggie Greene ’15 as Evelyn.

Alec Bandzes ’15 as Adam and Maggie Greene ’15 as Evelyn.

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