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Love and Information a play for our times

Tuesday, 08 August 2017

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How truly connected are we in today’s world of ever-connectedness? Love and Information, by legendary British playwright Caryl Churchill, is an uplifting, unique and powerfully profound piece of theatre that explores how we find love and meaning in a world transformed by technology.

Love and Information will be performed by WAAPA’s 3rd Year Acting students under the direction of Andrew Lewis in the Roundhouse Theatre from Friday, 25 to Thursday, 31 August at 7.30pm, with a matinee on Saturday, 26 August at 2.00pm.

Throughout her career, which covers more than four decades, Caryl Churchill has proved herself without peer in creating expressly topical works in which form and function are one. Love and Information, written in 2012, is no exception.

As you would expect from the wildly inventive writer of such signature works as Top Girls and Cloud Nine, Love and Information is no ordinary play. In a series of more than 50 tantalising vignettes, over 100 characters search for meaning in their lives.

A child cannot feel pain. A man has a secret. A woman wants an affair. A scientist dissects a brain. Someone tells the police. Another puts an elephant on the stairs.

These fragmented scenes, some no longer than 25 seconds, accumulate into a mosaic-like portrayal of modern consciousness and the need for human intimacy, love and connection.

Love and Information promises a theatrical kaleidoscope of experiences that provide a unique and evocative snapshot of our modern lives.

For all venue and performance details, please visit the Love and Information performance web page.

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