The final show of the University Players season, Love and Information, has an extremely loose structure, says director Marc Bondy.
Playwright Caryl Churchill provides text without any context, he notes: “There is very little punctuation and even gender has not been assigned to characters. It’s like being given some specific paint colours and brushes and a huge empty blank canvas. You can fill the canvas however you wish, but you must use the materials provided.”
The production opens March 22 and runs through March 31 in the Essex Hall Theatre.
The play is a series of vignettes, variations on themes of love and information. Only 13 actors will perform more than 100 characters and 50 scenes, scrolling by as quickly as a social media news feed, bringing to life ordinary moments that immerse the audience in the richness and depth of the human experience.
“It’s going to be fun to see what we come up with when all of our creative forces come together,” Bondy says.
Wednesday through Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and matinées Saturday and Sunday are at 2 p.m. On Sunday, March 24, a “Talk Back” discussion with the actors will follow the performance. Order tickets online at www.UniversityPlayers.com or by calling 519-253-3000, ext. 2808.