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From left, Rhiannon Antico, Laura Murphy and Ian LaChance star in Albany Civic Theater’s “The Shape of Things.”
From left, Rhiannon Antico, Laura Murphy and Ian LaChance star in Albany Civic Theater’s “The Shape of Things.”
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Neil LaBute writes plays that are insidiously creepy. They are discomforting, challenging and, quite frankly, they scare me. The playwright has a true gift for mixing up provocative topics, moral conflict and frighteningly real dialogue into an evening of theater that titillates and frustrates long after the curtain falls. In his play “The Shape of Things,” (the first in the author’s “The Beauty Plays” trilogy) LaBute tackles big ideas: our society’s preoccupation with image, the ...


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