BU Players present ‘The Shape of Things’

For immediate release: April 13, 2012

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s student theater troupe, BU Players, will present “The Shape of Things,” written by Neil LaBute and directed by visiting artist John Clancy, from April 18 to 22 at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. Curtains rise at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday for the play, which investigates the relationship between an aggressive artist and shy college student, asking how far one might go for love and for art.

“It’s rare that you get to direct a play at a university in a small town in America that’s set in a university in a small town in America,” Clancy said. “It’s a perfect choice. Our audience will recognize the place and the people as soon as the show starts.”

Clancy is the founder and first artistic director of the New York International Fringe Festival. He has received awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Adelaide (Australia) Fringe Festival. Additional honors include an Obie, Glasgow Herald Angel Award, New York Magazine Award and the Dialogue ONE Award.

Advance tickets for “The Shape of Things” are available at the Haas Center Box Office. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for non-BU students/seniors, and free for BU students with their student ID.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. BU serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.