Love and Information

Hannah Coleman, Grace Busse

Love and Information

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Love and Information

Ian Olson, Kate Munce

Love and Information

Hannah Coleman, Nick Hill

Love and Information

Aaron Buergi, Elsa Flom

Love and Information
Love and Information

ensemble

Love and Information

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Love and Information

Nick Hill, Elsa Flom

LOVE AND INFORMATION

by Caryl Churchill

Hamline University

but worlds are made of hello and goodbye:
glad sorry or both
(big little and all)

-e.e. cummings

 

Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information is so uniquely unique. Over fifty scenes, over one hundred characters. Churchill offers us—all of us, director, designers, actors, audience—a challenge: to resist the desire for resolution, and to allow ourselves to see the connections that form before us. We barely get to meet the characters in each scene before they are gone. We don’t know if they get what they’re after, if any of their efforts to connect, to communicate, to conspire are successful. We don’t get just one story, we get glimpses of over fifty stories. The story is connection.  An episodic journey charting all manner of moments, major confessions, mundane quibbles, the very stuff that marks our lives, Love and Information offers a glimpse into how we might see the pictures that form from these moments. From pin pricks of light in the night sky of how we understand who we are, right here, right now.

Directed by Laura Dougherty

Set Design: Hannah Coleman

Light Design: Bill Wallace

Costume Design: MaryBeth Gagner

Sound Design: Leah Hunter

Projection and Media Design: Jackson Cobb

Photo credit: Jackson Cobb