Penn State York Drama Club to present 'The Shape of Things'

October 27, 2009

Penn State York’s Drama Club will take to the stage for three performances of Neil LaBute’s "The Shape of Things" on Nov. 4, 5 and 7, at the campus’ Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center). The performances, all set for 7 p.m., are free to Penn State York students and $5 for all others. Tickets are available at the door the night of the show.

Central themes in The Shape of Things are questions on the nature of art, psychopathy and intimacy, explorations of love, and people's willingness to do things for love. The play is set in a small university town in the American midwest and centers on the lives of four young students. In 2003 the play was turned into a film.

The cast at Penn State York includes Kristin Steinnagel, Ed Drabik, Courtney McConnell and Steve Daugherty. Student directors are Chris Leverette and Toni Price. Stuart Stelly, instructor in English at Penn State York, is the adviser for the group and can be reached at 717-771-4185 or

With seating for just over 1,000, The Pullo Center offers an intimate venue with full theatre capabilities. The Pullo Center opened at the campus in August 2005.

  • From left, Penn State York Drama Club members Steve Daugherty, Ed Drabik, Kristin Steinnagel and Courtney McConnell rehearse a scene from 'The Shape of Things,' which opens at Penn State York on Nov. 4, in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center.

    IMAGE: Barbara H. Dennis

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