de Neil LaBute


Jusqu’oò iriez-vous par amour? Quel prix seriez-vous prêt à payer?
Dans cette nouvelle variation sur le thème de Pygmalion, l’auteur Amêricain Neil LaBute étudie la frontière entre la vie et l’art et s’interroge sur la nature de l’amour. Cette pièce poignante et divertissante dissèque l’histoire d’amour entre deux étudiants et révèle l’anatomie de leur relation.


Neil LaBute est le plus en vue des dramaturges américains contemporains et ses pièces sont traduites dans de nombreuses langues.


Photos de 'The Shape of Things'



Extrait du texte de la pièce 'The Shape of Things'

Evelyn: My graduate advisor gave me this advice five months ago... “Strive to make art, but change the world:” Pretty wise words, I thought, at the time, and so, being a good little student, that's what I set out to do. As I looked around my world for something to change, I knew I'd been given a tall order. “Change the world.” So, I decided to do the next best thing, which was change someone's world. I mean, that's a start, right? With that in mind, I present to you this, my newest work. It is a human sculpture on which I've worked these past eighteen weeks, and of whom I'm very proud. The piece itself – him – is untitled since I think, I hope, that it will mean something different to each of you and, frankly, anyone who sees it. On our first official encounter after he asked me out, I coaxed him into eating his first vegetarian meal. Well, as vegetarian as a spinach-and-mushroom calzone can be... Anyway, he told me that for him it was a huge deal and it does mark the beginning of my systematic makeover, or “sculpting”, if you will, of my two very pliable materials of choice: the human flesh and the human will.