Directed by Laura Jones
Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information is a kaleidoscopic play, composed of 57 vignettes, featuring 14 actors who play more than 100 characters, occupying a concentrated two (uninterrupted) hours of stage time. As a whole, these self-contained parts compel us to think about our daily struggles to connect with and understand each other. Addressing contemporary issues about knowledge, technology and communication, this exhilarating experimental theatre production explores our capacity for love in our age of the splintered attention span. Each audience member will be challenged to develop his/her predictably similar yet different version of what this defiantly nonlinear mash-up of a show is really about.
I so admire playwright Caryl Churchill’s ability to meld content and structure in unique twists and turns. Highly entertaining, I also find the play thought-provoking and emotionally moving in its examination of our society in which information bombardment is in danger of leading to atrophy of memory, erosion of privacy, and decay of feeling. —Laura Jones