Theatre Department Presents “Love & Information”


Truman’s Theatre Department will perform “Love & Information” at 8 p.m. April 10-13 in the James G. Severns Theatre.

“Love & Information” is a kaleidoscopic whirl of fast-moving, short scenes that all have to do with the way people receive, communicate, omit, seek or hide information in service of the notion of love. Instead of a single narrative, the play’s 78 scenes present more than 100 characters and raise a number of questions that linger in the air, such as: how does the brain process information? How do machines and devices used to share information affect the ways people love? How does the brain create meaning out of information? How is memory constructed in the brain? Is memory reliable? How does memory construct our identities?

The play debuted at the Royal Court Theatre in London but has since made its way to the United States, being called “ingenious,” “thought-churning,” and “deeply poignant.” The “Guardian” stated, “This is an exhilarating theatrical Kaleidoscope…What is extraordinary about Churchill is her capacity as a dramatist to go on reinventing the wheel.”

Some of the scenes deal with serious subject matter such as violence, torture, animal experimentation, infidelity, mental illness, bullying and PTSD.

The cast will be making guest appearances on campus at the event “Paint Your Love & Information” where paint will be available for students to splatter on a canvas in a collaborative art piece. This event will occur from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. April 1 on the quad.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance at the box office beginning April 1 or by calling 660.785.4515. For more information contact Nicole Dunseith.
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