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

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)


Adam: Joey Cruse

Evelyn: Carol Schulte

Jenny: Lauren Braden

Phil: Kevin Brownell

Understudy for Phil: Doug Hall


Scenic Designer/Technical Director: Scott Madaski

Technical Assistant: Wes Abbott

Stage Manager: Gretchen Addis

Assistant Stage Manager: Karina Diaz

Assistant Stage Manager/Dresser: Kristina Fazier

Props Master: Emily Watts

Props: Lori Fairchild

Costume Designer: Erin Clinch

Dramaturg/Sound: Sarah Clinch

Sound: Chris Ray

Running Crew: Michelle Gillen

Running Crew: Jennica Danner

Running Crew/Student #1: Loren Loranca

Running Crew/Student #2: Breanna Ligaya

Running Crew/Student #3: Dwight Langford

Running Crew/Student #4: Krystal Cheung

Makeup/Dresser: Alicia Walimohammed

Makeup/Dresser: An Mowers

Director: Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson