Love in digital age
A cutting edge play looks at life and love in the 21st century.
Love and Information, a contemporary play by English playwright Caryl Churchill, has taken the international circuit by storm. A play about the way society has changed its methods of communication, thereby forcing relationships to change dramatically, Love and Information examines how we live with changing forms of information, and how we manage this information and love.
The playwright does this by showing small snippets of her subjects’ lives, and having these working together to portray gained, lost or desired connections between individuals. Together, these 57 snippets involving more than 100 characters come together to make one remarkable whole that contains contemporary stories of tragedy and hilarity, of rich and poor, about young and old, the obsessed and the diffident.
According to the London Guardian, Love And Information is ‘‘A brilliant, funny, shattering synthesis of fragments’’.
Directed by Massey’s Rachel Lenart with a cast of 20 third-year drama students, the local production of Love and Information coincides with a season of the play at Wellington’s Circa Theatre.
Rachel’s Modern Drama students have taken on all aspects of the theatre process to create a fully engaged collaborative vision – not only performing, but designing, as well as taking on assistant director and dramaturg roles, stage management and publicity. A cutting edge play that speaks to the heart of modern society, Rachel is promising an exciting, evocative, must-see production.
❚ Love and Information plays next Wednesday June 1 at 12.30pm and 7.30pm, and Friday June 3, 7.30pm in Massey’s Sir Geoffrey Peren auditorium. Entry is by koha.