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Theatre program explores objectivity and art in new production

The Minot State Program of Theatre Arts will present “The Shape of Things” by Neil LaBute. The show will be performed April 5-8 in the Black Box Theater in Hartnett Hall at 7:30 p.m.

The play is set on a Midwestern college campus in a small Midwest town and follows the lives of four young people delving into the world of art and what it all means.

“It’s edgier than other shows the department has done in the past,” said Benjamin Weinert-Lishner, assistant professor of theatre and the director of the show. “The show manages to push boundaries without going over the line.”

Weinert-Lishner decided to take a conceptual approach to the play’s design by incorporating the theme of construction into the actors’ performances.

“The main characters are trying to construct themselves and move the other characters to construct themselves in different ways,” said Weinert-Lishner.

The cast includes Michaela Burns, Samantha Christman, Hannah Davis and Dan Fagan. The stage manager is Erin Bliss.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, military, and youth 18 and under. MSU students, faculty and staff are admitted free with current MSU ID. Reservations can be made by calling the box office at 858-3172. This production is for mature audiences only.

Published: 03/30/17



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