The University of Winnipeg’s Department of Theatre and Film continues its 2021/22 theatre season with Selected Scenes From Love and Information written by renowned British playwright Caryl Churchill.
Directed by faculty member Tom Stroud, and performed by the Fourth-Year Honours Acting class, Love and Information presents a series of seemingly random scenes, reflecting on knowledge, communication, technology and our capacity for love in the age of information.
The set and lighting design is by Adam Parboosingh and costume design is by Lauren D. Martin, with technical and production support provided by senior production students.
The result is a delightful and poignant mosaic that illuminates our search for love and meaning in a world driven by technology and information.
Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information was first performed at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, London, in 2012. Churchill, a ground-breaking feminist playwright who challenged conventional forms of theatre with such plays as Top Girls and Cloud Nine, takes it to the limit in this intriguing and highly popular play.
Churchill stipulates that the seven sections of the play be played in order, however the scenes within those sections can be played in any order the director chooses.
With the author’s consent, Stroud has chosen to present 30 of the scenes and title the piece Scenes from Love and Information.
“With a cast of six in a live streamed format I felt I could best represent the author’s intent by reducing the overall number of scenes,” comments Stroud, “and changing structure to best reflect content is very much what Churchill does as a playwright. The result is a delightful and poignant mosaic that illuminates our search for love and meaning in a world driven by technology and information”.
Scenes from Love and Information runs Tuesday, November 30 -Saturday December 4, at 7:30 pm, through a private YouTube channel.
Admission is free but reservations are required. Please visit UWinnipeg’s Department of Theatre and Film or call our 24-hour Reservation Line at 204.786.9152 to make a reservation.
Tom Stroud, Director and faculty member
Melinda Tallin, office manager