October 21, 2017

SERIOUS PLAY THEATRE ENSEMBLE staged reading of Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information

Date(s) - Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Monday, October 23, 2017
8:00 pm

A.P.E Gallery

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About Love and Information
Originally produced at the Royal Court Theater in London, Churchill’s Love and Information ingeniously mirrors our age of splintered attention span. Each of the self-contained scenes, often seconds long and caught in mid conversation, deals with the ways we lust for, process, and reject knowledge. The play focuses on individuals trying to connect with, and understand each other in the 21st century. Each segment presents a situation likely to be familiar, and each seems as contemporary as cellphones and as eternal as humanity itself.

The cast includes Natalie Djondo, Lisa Enzer, Nanette Mendeita, Dan Morbyrne, David Regan, Patrick Ryan, and Linda Tardif. The play is directed by Sheryl Stoodley with Stage Manager Gabe CiFuentes. Many of the cast have previously worked with Serious Play, but included are some new faces of theatre students from Holyoke Community College, where Stoodley is a Theatre professor.

As part of Serious Play’s new Perspectives Through Performance initiative, Serious Play is beginning exchanges with theatre artists from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Serious Play will be producing two plays this Fall from “across the pond.” Along with this first play by Britain’s Caryl Churchill, Serious Play will present, direct from the Edinburgh Fringe, Scottish actress and musician Mairi Campbell and her acclaimed one woman production Pulse at the Shea Theater inTurners Falls, this December 1st and 2nd. Serious Play will return to the Fringe next August to again present John Sheldon’s 5 star reviewed The Red Guitar.

Tickets: All tickets $18 – Fall fundraising event
Performances appropriate for 14 yrs. and up
Available at brownpapertickets.com starting Sept. 26
Box office opens at 7:30p.m. at A.P.E. on nights of performance

Serious Play Theatre Ensemble is a project of Cultural Images Group Inc., a non-profit corporation, as well as a member of Network of Ensemble Theaters and an Artist Associate with A.P.E. at Hawley Street and a part of the Northampton Arts Trust.