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Neil LaBute's masterpiece play about art, love, friendship, and the way we view ourselves.

The Wrecking Crew is kicking off its second season with Neil LaBute's The Shape of Things! After a brief hiatus, we are back to producing some of Seattle's best fringe theatre productions. This is director Zac Eckstein's first production with The Wrecking Crew.

WHERE: Freehold Theatre, 2222 2nd Ave suite 200, Seattle, WA

WHEN: 8:00 pm on April 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th and May 6th, 7th.

In a modern version of Adam's seduction by Eve, The Shape of Things pits gentle, awkward, overweight Adam against experienced, analytical, amoral Evelyn, a graduate student in art. After a chance meeting at a museum, Evelyn and Adam embark on an intense relationship that causes shy and principled Adam to go to extraordinary lengths, including cosmetic surgery, and a betrayal of his best friend, to improve his appearance and character. In the process, Evelyn's subtle and insistent coaching results in a reconstruction of Adam's fundamental moral character.

At what point does creation become manipulation, and at what point does creation destroy? Or, is the new Adam, handsome and confident if heart broken, an admirable result of the most challenging artistic endeavor? The Shape of Things challenges society's most deeply entrenched ideas about art, manipulation, and love.

Kickstarter funds will be used to purchase the performance rights to the play. We aren't asking that you pay for the whole production, but we do need help getting off the ground with this initial expense.

The Shape of Things is directed by Zac Eckstein and features the acting talents of Colin Featherston-Wilkinson, John-Paul Wilson, Caitlin Coey, and Andrew Crooks.

Tickets for this production are now available at:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/163491

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