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What’s On (Calgary): “Shape of Things” – Birnton Theatricals

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What’s On (Calgary): “Shape of Things” – Birnton Theatricals

Shape of Things, Birnton Theatricals

“What is art? What are you permitted to do in its name?”

Birnton Theatricals is proud to present Shape of Things by Neil Labute at MOTEL Theatre at Arts Commons.

A startling dissection of cruelty and artistic creation from the author of In the Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbours.

How far would you go for love? For art? What would you be willing to change? What price might you pay? Such are the painful questions explored by Neil LaBute in THE SHAPE OF THINGS. A young student drifts into an ever-changing relationship with an art major while his best friends’ engagement crumbles, so unleashing a drama that peels back the skin of two modern-day relationships.

“LaBute’s great gift is to live in and to chronicle that murky area of not knowing, which mankind spends much of its waking life denying. Where does truth end and fiction begin? Is the fiction more valuable than the truth? Do the results justify the means?” – John Lahr, The New Yorker

“What is art? What are you permitted to do in its name?… These questions are thrown up by a piece whose intricate layers of treachery are worthy of David Mamet…” – Paul Taylor, The Independent

Shape of Things is written by renowned playwright Neil Labute and is directed by Birnton Theatricals Artistic Director Chris Stockton. It features an outstanding cast of Caleb Gordon, Filip Zivanovic, Jamie Robinson, and Cheryl Vandergraaf in a production stage managed/ lighting design by Lisa Floyd.

Performances at Motel Theatre at Arts Commons, 205 8 Ave SE.

  • Wednesday, March 29 at 8pm, Preview
  • Thursday, March 30 at 8pm, Opening Night
  • Friday, March 31-Saturday, April 1 at 8pm
  • Monday, April 3-Saturday, April 8 at 8pm

Tickets ($20) available in advance at or at the door.

This production is suitable for adults.

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