The Shape of Things

asyoulikeit_posterby Neil LaBute

Directed by Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson

  • November 13-15, and 19-20, 2009
  • 7:30PM, except Sunday, November 15 at 2PM
  • The Studio Theatre, Public Affairs Center (PAC) Level 1, UIS Campus
  • Photo Gallery

Play Description

Cast: 2 men, 2 women
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How far would you go for love? For art? What concessions would you make? What price would you be willing to pay? Such are the painful questions explored by Neil LaBute in The Shape of Things. A modern day retelling of the fall of man. After a chance meeting in a museum, Evelyn, a sexy, aggressive artist, and Adam, a shy, insecure student, become embroiled in an intense affair. Before long, it veers into the kind of dangerous, seductive territory that LaBute does best, as Adam, under Evelyn’s steady influence, goes to unimaginable lengths to improve his appearance and character. Only in the final and shocking exhibition, which challenges our most deeply entrenched ideas about art and love, does Evelyn reveal her true intentions. (from the Samuel French, Inc. website)


Joey Cruse Adam
Carol Schulte Evelyn
Lauren Braden Jenny
Kevin Brownell Phil
Doug Hall Understudy for Phil


Scott Madaski Scenic Designer/Technical Director
Wes Abbott Technical Assistant
Gretchen Addis Stage Manager
Karina Diaz Assistant Stage Manager
Kristina Fazier Assistant Stage Manager/Dresser
Emily Watts Props Master
Lori Fairchild Props
Erin Clinch Costume Designer
Sarah Clinch Dramaturg/Sound
Chris Ray Sound
Michelle Gillen Running Crew
Jennica Danner Running Crew
Loren Loranca Running Crew/Student #1
Breanna Ligaya Running Crew/Student #2
Dwight Langford Running Crew/Student #3
Krystal Cheung Running Crew/Student #4
Alicia Walimohammed Makeup/Dresser
An Mowers Makeup/Dresser
Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson Director