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Studio season to open with Shape of Things' Sept. 14-17

The Department of Theatre & Dance will open its Studio season with Neil LaBute’s 'The Shape of Things' with performances at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14-17 in the Andreas Theatre. Individual tickets go on sale Sept. 12.

2011-09-19
Minnesota State Mankato Department of Theatre & Dance News Release [8-26-11]

The Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre & Dance will open its Studio season with Neil LaBute’s 'The Shape of Things' with performances at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14-17 in the Andreas Theatre. Individual tickets go on sale Sept. 12.

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.' 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 and becomes a modern day retelling of the fall of man. This Minnesota State Mankato debut contains mature language and themes.

'The Shape of Things' is directed by Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha, a third-year MFA Acting candidate from LaBolt, SD, who last year appeared in 'Born Yesterday' in the Mainstage and 'Frozen' in the Studio. The cast includes senior Theatre Arts Generalist Tim Gagne of Roseville as Adam and new transfer student Amanda Forman from Tiffin, IA, as Evelyn. Also featured is senior BFA Musical Theatre candidate Kim Steffen of Spencer, IA, as Jenny.

Individual tickets for 'The Shape of Things' are $10 regular, $9 for senior citizens, youth 16 and under and groups of 15 or more and $8 for current Minnesota State students. Beginning Sept. 12, tickets will be on sale at http://www.mnsu.edu/theatre/ or by calling or stopping by the Theatre & Dance Box Office in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center, 507-389-6661. Mainstage season tickets, for shows such as 'Rent' and 'The Phantom of the Opera,' are on sale now.

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