The play “The Shape of Things” by Neil LaBute was developed as a realization competition in cooperation with the Theater Chemnitz. Under the direction of Norman Heinrich and Frank Hänig, the students developed various designs for stage and costume. The stage design by Nikolai Kuchin and the costumes by Tina Hübner were realized.
Adam studies English studies and works as a guard in a museum where he wants to prevent the art student Evelyn from spraying a penis on the fig leaf of a naked statue of a man that has been added later. For Evelyn this was a protest against censorship, for Adam it was simply a violation of the rules. The opposing figures nevertheless become a couple. Self-confidently, Evelyn transforms the gauche and shy Adam, replaces his glasses, changes his haircut, his clothes, sends him to the gym, turns his life upside down. Amused, his two best friends, Jenny and Philip, watch Adam’s metamorphosis. They still have no idea that they too are locked into this fateful relationship. “An abysmal satire that examines how far people are willing to go to realize their visions.” (The Independent)
Neil LaBute (*1963 in Detroit) studied film and theater studies, writes plays and directs theater and film.
Premiere is on the 2nd October 2020 at 7:30 pm in the acting theater – big stage of the Theater Chemnitz.
Stage Design: Nikolai Kuchin (2. Semester, TU Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum)
Costumes: Tina Hübner (2. Semester, TU Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum)
Tutor: Norman Heinrich & Frank Hänig (TU Berlin)
Director: Ulrike Euen
Dramaturgy: René Schmidt
Sun, 4th October 2020, 6 pm
Sun, 1st November 2020, 6 pm
Tickets and further information can be found here.
Photo No. 2 © Nasser Hashemi