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Penn State York Drama Club to Perform The Shape of Things Nov. 4, 5, and 7

Penn State York Drama Club
Penn State York Drama Club members, Steve Daugherty, Ed Drabik, Kristin Steinnagel, and Courtney McConnell, take to the stage for three performances of The Shape of Things Nov. 4, Nov. 5, and Nov. 7 at the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center.
10/27/2009 —

Penn State York’s Drama Club takes to the stage for three performances of Neil LaBute’s The Shape of Things on Wednesday, Nov. 4; Thursday, Nov. 5; and Saturday Nov. 7 at the campus’ Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center). The performance, set for 7 p.m., is free to Penn State York students and $5 to others. Tickets are available at the door the night of the show.

How far would you go for love or for art? What would you be willing to change? Which 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, exposing the raw meat and gristle that lie beneath.- Central themes in The Shape of Things are questions on the nature of art, psychopathy and intimacy, explorations of love, and people's willingness to do things for love. The play is set in a small university town in the American midwest and centers on the lives of four young students. In 2003 the play was turned into a film.

The cast at Penn State York includes Kristin Steinnagel, Ed Drabik, Courtney McConnell, and Steve Daugherty. Student directors are Chris Leverette, Toni Price, and Matt Sutton. Stuart Stelly, Ph.D., instructor in English at Penn State York, is the adviser for the group and can be reached at (717) 771-4185 or tss11@psu.edu.

With seating for just over 1,000, The Pullo Center offers an intimate venue with full theatre capabilities. The Pullo Center opened at the campus in August 2005.

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