Love and Information - WikipediaFull Length Play, Dramatic Comedy. In this fast moving kaleidoscope, more than a hundred characters try to make sense of what they know. Someone sneezes. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police.
Love and Information
By Caryl Churchill. Directed by James Macdonald. Some compare the stage-sized white cube framed by intense blue LED lights to a camera shutter opening and closing. Some compare the mini-scenarios [End Page ] inside the cube lasting from only a few seconds to five minutes to the dramatic equivalent of an insta-gram. You see it, cognize it, and it is gone. Flickering on and off are fifty-seven small scenarios enacted by fifteen multiracial actors ranging from oldsters to the quite young who inhabit over a hundred distinct characters, each in spare, mostly two-person scenes. No one enters or exits.
A man and a woman sit on a checkered blanket on a sunny afternoon in the park having a picnic of sorts, perhaps a first date. She's drinking wine and doing all the talking as he sits listening, a bemused smile on his face. Gradually, his smile grows confused.
All rights whatsoever in this play are strictly reserved and application for performance etc. No performance may be given unless a licence has been obtained. The play is in seven sections, numbered 1 to 7, each comprising a number of short scenes. In the published script, the scenes are each given a title eg 'Secret', 'Affair', 'Fate', 'Chinese Poetry'. A 'Note on the Text' specifies that 'The sections should be played in the order given but the scenes can be played in any order within each section'. There are also a number of 'random' scenes, printed at the end of the published text, that can be performed at any stage of the play.