This Friday “The Shape of Things” Entertains and Intrigues Along with the Nyack Art Collective
How to describe The Shape of Things, the outstanding production currently onstage at Elmwood? It’s so unique it needs a genre all its own. Dramromacom? Rom-com-dram? It’s as if playwright Neil LaBute combined “I Love Lucy, “ Oscar Wilde, Picasso, the Bible, My Fair Lady, and “Friends,” in a blender to create an idiosyncratic play that is funny, intriguing, bold, thoughtful, and very relevant to our times.
If this all seems a little odd—well, you’ll just have to see the show to understand. Opening weekend audiences gave the show rave reviews so be assured—you will experience a thoroughly enjoyable piece of theatre that will make you laugh, make you think, and make you feel. And you will also get to enjoy the art of Nyack Art Collective, installed in a lobby gallery throughout the run of the show.
Performances run now through June 3: Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., and an open-caption performance on Thursday June 1 at 8 p.m.
This Friday evening, May 19, is a very special cross-over event with Nyack Art Collective. A gallery reception begins at 7:15pm, allowing patrons time to enjoy the art in the lobby gallery while sipping and snacking. Curtain is at 8 p.m. and following the performance, the audience is invited to participate in a panel discussion with artists Elaine Schloss and Kris Campbell of Nyack Art Collective, psychologist Polly Corman, cast members Dylan Coonrad, Elinor Greenway, John Carlos Lefkowitz, and Emma Sarnacki, and director Omar Kozarsky.
Tickets at elmwoodplayhouse.com 845.353.1313