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Love and Information

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Love and Information

LSU Theatre presents

Love and Information

What:    Love and Information

                Written by Caryl Churchill

                Directed by Tara Ahmadinejad

Where:  The Shaver Theatre, Music and Dramatic Arts Building, LSU campus

When:   February 8-19, 2017 at 7:30 pm Weeknights and Saturdays

                 2:00 pm Sunday

Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone is her brother’s mother. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic light. Someone’s never felt like this before.

In this fast moving kaleidoscope, more than a hundred characters, played by ten actors, try to make sense of what they know. Caryl Churchill takes a close look at the Information Age and how stories told through its data-inspired obsessions, FaceTime conversations and celebrity selfies threaten to replace human contact. A series of short vignettes, this piece couldn’t be more relevant to today’s society and the ways in which we communicate in life and love.

The show will feature a Pay-What-You-Can performance on February 8th, a Preview performance will follow on February 9th , and the show officially opens February 10th, and runs through February 19th.  Weeknight and Saturday performances will be at 7:30 pm and Sunday performance are at 2pm.

Tickets range from $12 to $20, and can be obtained from the LSU Box Office by calling 225-578-3527 or by visiting www.theatre.lsu.edu. On performance nights, tickets will also be on sale at the Shaver Theatre Box Office. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

More news and information can be found LSU Theatre’s website, www.theatre.lsu.edu.

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ABOUT CARYL CHURCHILL:

Caryl Churchill (born 1938) wrote her first play, Downstairs, while at Oxford University. It was staged in 1958 and won the award at the Sunday Times National Union of Students Drama Festival. Her plays have been performed on international stages, on the BBC radio, and adapted for BBC television. They include Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Cloud Nine, Fen, Three More Sleepless Nights, Top Girls, Serious Money (which won the Laurence Olivier/BBC Award for Best New Play), Mad Forest, The Skriker, Far Away, A Number, and a new version of August Strindberg’s A Dream Play. Her latest play, Drunk Enough to say I Love You?, premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, where she served as Resident Dramatist in 1974 and 1975. She lives in London.

ABOUT TARA AHMADINEJAD:

Tara is a NY director, originally from Philadelphia. She is a core member of Piehole, with whom she has directed/co-created shows since its founding in 2008. She has served on the selection committee for the Puppeteers of America Endowment fund, and has assisted Dan Rothenberg, Jay Scheib, and Kristin Marting. She is a graduate from the Columbia MFA Directing program, where she worked with Anne Bogart, Brian Kulick, Robert Woodruff and Tina Landau. Tara is also a NYTW “Usual Suspect” and former 2050 Fellow.