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Alicia Plummer, Sam BiskeyAlicia Plummer as Candy and Sam Biskey as Robert in the University Players production of “Love and Human Remains.” Photo by Doug MacLellan.

University Players presents dark comedic thriller Love and Human Remains

At times touching, funny and thrilling, Love and Human Remains is a raw and provocative story of a group of 20-somethings searching for the meaning of love and sex, underscored by the gruesome tale of a serial killer.

University Players presents the play, written by Brad Fraser, March 2 through 11 at the Hatch Studio Theatre, Jackman Dramatic Art Centre. Tickets can be purchased online at www.UniversityPlayers.com or by calling 519-253-3000, ext. 2808.

The show centres around three friends, David, Candy, and Bernie, who have a long history. David, the charming gay waiter, has a background as a famous actor and attracts the attention of young busboy Kane. His roommate Candy, disenchanted with men, attracts the advances of both Jerri, the locker room lesbian, and the secretive and seductive Robert. Rounding out the cast is the chronically belligerent Bernie and the exotic Benita, a psychic dominatrix who doles out advice (among other things) to the other characters. Together they discover sex, love, and ultimately, the truth.

 “It’s been a fascinating and challenging process bringing this play to life,” notes director Heather Davies. “We hope that you enjoy the wild swings that this play offers, from sitcom to thriller and everything in between. Audacious, edgy and deeply human, it’s our pleasure to share this extraordinary Canadian play with our audiences.”

Wednesday to Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. On Sunday, March 4, a free “Talk Back” discussion with the actors will follow the performance. Note: This production is for mature audiences only due to nudity, coarse language, sexuality and violence.