Love and Information

From 01/30/2015 to 02/22/2015

Synopsis

In the newest work by one of the most inventive playwrights of our time (author of earlier Frank productions such as TOP GIRLS, MAD FOREST and VINEGAR TOM), Caryl Churchill creates a theatrical kaleidoscope that explores the rapidly changing world we live in. In 57 ?micro-scenes,? some poignant, some hysterical, some mystifying?and some as short as 30 seconds, she explores the private and public consequences of our insatiable appetite for knowledge, urging that this appetite be informed by our capacity for love. This exciting new work is another example of Churchill?s brilliant ability to experiment with form, while keeping her finger on the pulse of contemporary life as she demonstrates her signature wit, candor, and brilliant use of language.

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?God bless Caryl Churchill and Frank Theatre. ? Love and Information, is one of the more peculiar, intriguing, mind-bending pieces of theater I?ve seen in a while?.The actors all do amazing work, and the design backs them up? it was ? a heck of a lot of fun to hold on tight and enjoy the ride.? –Matthew Everett, tcdailyplanet
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?Love and Information? is the theatergoer?s equivalent of speed-dating ? except that you?re more likely to be glad you showed up? Churchill?s brilliant ear for dialogue, Knox?s tight direction and Erica Zaffarano?s spare set keep the instant-message merry-go-round spinning from each scene to the next?? ?Kristin Tillotson, StarTribune
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?Rarely is her work as accessible as 2012’s “Love and Information,” a collage of 57 scenes in which people seek and share information, using it as a tool and a weapon, a salve and a roadblock. It’s a fascinating pastiche that eventually examines the nature of memory and how we use it and lose it? It’s a rewarding workout for your brain that inspires you to think about how you use your brain.? ?Rob Hubbard, Pioneer Press
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A cast of 14 actors is captivating audiences as multiple characters in LOVE AND INFORMATION at the Ritz Theater. It’s a dizzying but dazzling experience that measures the social barometric pressure of our time?. Brilliantly and variably costumed by Kathy Kohl and a sumptuous memory-triggering sound design by Dan Dukich, directed .. by the masterful Wendy Knox..”  –Lavender
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LOVE AND INFORMATION is a truly unique experience at the theater, and one that’s quite fascinating and thought-provoking. Director Wendy Knox and this fantastic cast, each of whom bring something uniquely interesting to the piece, have done a wonderful job constructing the piece and making it endlessly surprising, perplexing, and fascinating.

—Jill Schaefer, cherryandspoon