The Shape of Things by Neil LaBute

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  • Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

About the Play

A chance meeting between Evelyn, a renegade art student, and Adam, a nerdy English Lit Major, sets in motion a cautionary tale of deceit and manipulation.

Evelyn offers Adam the tools to dramatically reinvent himself both physically and psychologically. Though how far should you go for the one you love?

A shocking dissection of cruelty, seduction and the artistic process, The Shape of Things has a startling twist, which has made this work a modern American classic.

Adding to the HotBed Ensemble's list of outstanding collective projects, Neil LaBute's most successful and savage work.

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Cast & Creatives

Featuring the 2010 HotBed Ensemble: actors Austin Castiglione, Adriane Daff, Melanie Munt and Tim Solly, creatives Fiona Bruce, Peter Dawson, Mia Holton and Tess Reuvers, and Stage Manager Hugo Aguilar Lopez.

Director: Adam Mitchell


“A slick and well-staged production.” The Australian

“A clever, polished and very entertaining production.” The West Australian

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