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2024 | Main programme - Bulgarian selection City Art Gallery “Boris Georgiev” | 08 June, 17:00
THE SHAPE OF THINGS
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Theatre and Music Production Centre - Varna| "Stoyan Bachvarov" Drama Theatre

THE SHAPE OF THINGS

by Neil LaBute

Translated by Martin Kisselov

Directed by Maxima Boeva

Set and costume designer: Kiryana Avroniyeva

Composer: Milen Apostolov

Consultant psychologist: Raya Miteva

Lighting design: Valentin Andonov

Starring: Alexander Evgeniev, Siyana Nacheva, Kristina Djurova, Stanislav Kondov

Quiet and ordinary Adam falls in love with beautiful fine arts student Evelyn and starts changing his behaviour and habits to impress her. However, while he becomes increasingly attractive, the relationship with his close friends starts deteriorating. For his girlfriend, Adam is ready to not only completely change his physical appearance, but also to ruin long-term friendships. He would do anything for love without having a hint that he has started to turn into a sculpture carved out by someone else.

“The Shape of Things” (2000) of the widely popular and recognised American playwright, scriptwriter, director and writer Neil LaBute is one of the most prominent plays in contemporary English drama. It captured the attention of the audience with its very first performance in Almeida Theatre in London (2001) directed and filmed by the author himself. A merciless judge of “our unhealthy mania for the looks, the superficial, the shape of things”, in his play, he tells us about a student studying sculpture, who turns her new boyfriend from a shy boy into a confident young man and, ultimately, faces the question of truth and lie in love and art.

Maxima Boeva has already put several successful performances on stage. She gathered a young and energetic creative team for “The Shape of Things”.

“I write about stories that have excited me, for which I gather teams with the same excitement. I do this with the firm belief that there are people in the audience who need to see exactly this, who need to hear and empathise with these stories.” – Maxima Boeva, director

Duration: 105 min.

GALLERY    Photo: Rosen Donev

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