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Art, love and identity explored in 'The Shape of Things' at Kansas State University

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 


MANHATTAN — Kansas State University's theatre program will present "The Shape of Things" at 7:30 p.m. April 7-9 at the Purple Masque Theatre in West Stadium.

In this modern-day retelling of the fall of man by Neil LaBute, a plain young man falls for an attractive young woman at a small university. This seemingly incompatible couple becomes embroiled in an intense affair, and the two soon find themselves veering into dangerous territory. Through a series of events, "The Shape of Things" leads audiences to consider their deeply ingrained ideas about affection, self and character challenged, and a final revelation will lead to contemplation about what art, love and identity truly mean.

"The Shape of Things" is directed by Mitch Ward, senior in theatre, Colwich.

Tickets are $8 for adults; $7 for faculty/staff, military and seniors; and $5 for students and youth, plus tax and applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by phone at 785-532-6428. Tickets may also be purchased at the door beginning at 6:30 each performance day. Fees apply to phone and online orders.

The following Kansas State University students are in the cast of "The Shape of Things":

Brooke Merriam, sophomore in theatre, Derby, as Jenny; Clay Massingill, junior in theatre, Manhattan, as Phillip; Trace Campbell, freshman in theatre, Rossville, as Adam; and Victoria Everett, freshman in industrial engineering, Topeka, as Evelyn.

The theatre program is part of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance in the College of Arts & Sciences.


Fatmah Al-Qadan


K-State theatre program

News tip

Colwich, Derby, Manhattan, Rossville and Topeka

Written by

Malorie Wagner

At a glance

"The Shape of Things" will be presented by the Kansas State University theatre program at 7:30 p.m. April 7-9 in West Stadium's Purple Masque Theatre.