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October 11, 2011|By Wendy Grove

A $5 preview night special is offered for the opening of “The Shape of Things” by Neil LaBute in the Glendale Community College Auditorium Studio Theatre at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Additional shows at regular pricing will be Oct. 20, 21 and 22, Nov. 3, 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. on Nov. 6. Tickets are $10 general, $8 for students and seniors and $6 each for groups of 10 or more. The production is directed by Jeanette D. Farr.

LaBute is widely known for directing such films as “In the Company of Men,” “Death at a Funeral,” and “The Wicker Man.” In “The Shape of Things” LaBute’s characters Adam and Evelyn embark on a relationship that tests the nature of art and friendships. When nerdy Adam meets artist Evelyn and is smitten, she encourages Adam to change in surprising ways as their relationship develops.

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The couple are played by Amanda Fontoura as Evelyn and Glendale resident and Hoover High grad Manouel Ohaneysan as Adam. Ryan Rogers of Burbank and Mitra Pashayi-Marandi of La Crescenta are also featured cast members.

“The Shape of Things” is one of two productions of LaBute’s work that will be staged at GCC. “Autobahn,” a collection of one-act plays, will also have a two-weekend run. The $5 admission preview night for “Autobahn” is Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m.

The one-acts in “Autobahn” all take place in the front seat of a car. Local residents in the cast include Susana Barraza, Sara Tokumoto and Guilherme Zaiden of Glendale and Ashley Regan of La Crescenta.

“Autobahn” will be staged at 8 p.m. on Oct. 27, 28, 29, Nov. 10, 11 and 12. A matinee performance will be held Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m.

Due to adult language and content “The Shape of Things” and “Autobahn” are not recommended for children.

Reservations are strongly advised as there is limited seating in the Studio Theatre. There is no late seating. Call 818-240-1000, Ext. 5612 for reservations. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Go to www.glendale.edu/theatre for information. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Rd.

Los Angeles Writers Reading Series Continues

GCC’s biannual Los Angeles Writers Reading Series returns for the third year with “An Afternoon of Literature with D.J. Waldie, Author of ‘Holy Land: a Suburban Memoir’” on Oct. 19 from 12:20 to 1:20 p.m. in Kreider Hall.

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