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'225 Weekender': See Theatre Baton Rouge's 'The Shape of Things'

Neil LaBute's controversial play The Shape of Things is coming to the Capital City. As 225 Weekender reports, LaBute explores in the play how far a man goes for love. Theatre Baton Rouge's production begins Friday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22. Additional performances take place Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Sunday's show also includes a post-performance discussion. Performances will also take place next weekend. LaBute's play is an R-rated retelling of the fall of man and revolves around a shy, insecure Adam who gets involved with the sexy, aggressive Evelyn. Get more details and the scoop on more events taking place in Baton Rouge this weekend in the new 225 Weekender e-newsletter.

Lend a hand

There are several opportunities this weekend to help out with the arts in Baton Rouge and the betterment of our struggling communities—two things that are big topics on the Smart City blog. Read on for more information, and let us know in the comments below about other events and causes coming up around the city that need volunteers!

225 Weekender': Theatre Baton Rouge executive director takes final bow in BR

Theatre Baton Rouge brings the laughs in its final performances of You Can't Take It with You this weekend, which will also serve as the curtain call for longtime executive director Keith Dixon. As 225 Weekender reports, performances of the classic play by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman take place Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30, as well as Sunday afternoon at 2. Dixon is leaving Theatre Baton Rouge later this summer after a decade at the helm. He is moving to Spokane, Washington, where he has been named the new artistic director for the Spokane Civic Theatre. A search committee within Theatre Baton Rouge is currently working to find its next leader. Dixon was a 2010 Business Report Forty Under 40 honoree. Read more about You Can't Take It with You and find out...

'225': New Venture Theatre enters seventh season with new home at Manship

Entering into the group's seventh season, New Venture Theatre's founding artistic director Greg Williams Jr. wanted to expand on the growth he'd seen in recent seasons. As 225's Ben Leger details in a new feature, last year's performances of A Raisin in the Sun, The Wiz, Little Shop of Horrors and more saw sold-out shows at BRCC's Magnolia Pavilion and BREC's Independence Park Theatre. This year, New Venture is calling Manship Theatre its home. "We were ready to kind of step up the level of production quality," Williams says. "The Manship has more equipment to handle everything we wanted to bring to the stage." Manship Theatre and Hartley/Vey Studios, both in the Shaw Center, will also house New Venture's education workshops and administrative offices. The new season starts this month with Shout! and continues with seven more productions throughout the year, including Aida, In the Heights and more, with a mixture of musicals and...