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Love and Information


Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:30PM
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

Love and Information





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Love and Information


A poignantly funny play by Caryl Churchill

Department of Theatre & Drama
Directed by Gillian Eaton

Reserved Seating $30 and $24 • Student $12 with ID

Love and Information features 57 short, hilarious, and poignant vignettes with over 100 unnamed characters trying to communicate with each other in today’s world of shortened attention spans and vast societal sharing. Spouses, friends, siblings, and colleagues are dramatized in the middle of conversations as they deal with endless streams of data that can possibly alter relationships. They interrupt. They finish each other’s thoughts. They think they have finished each other’s thoughts. With so much sharing, when does TMI really become TMI? How do we love in a world with so much information? This is a play about individuals trying to connect with and understand one another.


Written in 2012, Love and Information distills the societal forces shaping our lives. Considered one of Great Britain’s greatest living playwrights, Caryl Churchill is well known for her provocative and relevant plays that are remarkably varied in both structure and topic. Her best-known works, Cloud Nine, Top Girls, Serious Money, Far Away, and A Number, combine a darkly funny imagination with a strong political viewpoint. "Leave it to Ms. Churchill to come up with a work that so ingeniously and exhaustively mirrors our age of the splintered attention span." (The New York Times.)






This same weekend, also enjoy our Caryl Churchill Festival, a weekend of free staged readings and lectures celebrating the 80th birthday of this important playwright.

Schedule:

Friday, February 22
  • Newman Studio, Walgreen Drama Center, at 7pm
    • Student reading of Top Girls, directed by Bruna d’Avila,
    • Short intermission
    • Student reading of The Skriker, directed by Skylar Siben


Saturday, February 23
  • 3pm at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
    • Faculty stage reading of Escaped Alone, directed by John Neville-Andrews with Priscilla Lindsay, Janet Maylie, Gillian Eaton, and Pamela Lewis.
    • Tea served by Friends of Theatre
  • 4pm at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
    • “Caryl Churchill at 80” lecture by Professor Leigh Woods
  • 7pm at Newman Studio, Walgreen Drama Center
    • Student reading directed by Maggie Shea
    • Short intermission
    • Student reading of Cloud Nine, directed by Marty McGuire


Student readings are courtesy of Basement Arts