Whistler in the Dark Theatre to Present ABORT. NOT ENOUGH LOVE.
Whistler in the Dark Theatre continues a season-long celebration of Caryl Churchill's work with three special one-night only events. On three Fridays in late February and March, the company will present a sampling of the legendary playwright's lesser-known and rarely-produced radio plays.
In 1967, the Beatles told us All You Need Is Love.
In 2003, Hugh Grant assured us that Love Actually Is All Around.
This spring, the Whistlers dive into Caryl Churchill's examination of love - which might not be enough.
In three radio plays, the ensemble will explore the limits and barriers to love.
On February 21st, Bridget Kathleen O'Leary directs Lovesick, a dark comedy that asks the question: is love a sickness that can be cured? (And if so, could aversion therapy be the way to go?) The series continues on March 7th, with Abortive, directed by Emma Baar-Bittman, which explores a marriage on the rocks: Roz and Colin aren't having sex any more largely because of an invisible but looming barrier between them. Finishing up the series on March 21st, Maureen Shea directs Not Not Not Not Not Enough Oxygen. Set in a dystopian future where the streets aren't safe, the water isn't pure, and there just isn't enough air, a father anxiously awaits a visit from his estranged son.
Providing foley effects for each play with be local musician Anthony Leva, who recently collaborated with Whistler in the Dark to co-create the highly praised sound-scape for their production of Vinegar Tom.
Abort. Not Enough Love. is a project of the Charlestown Working Theater's Resident Lab. The RezLab, led by the Charlestown Working Theater, Theatre on Fire and Whistler in the Dark, is a new collaborative initiative that creates opportunities for trainings, readings, open rehearsals, and more. This series marks the first performance event of the Lab and will include opening acts of local artists and special receptions following each performance. All performance in the series are free to the public.
- Ensemble includes: Barlow Adamson, Liz Hayes, Mason Sand, Christine Power, Kyle Cherry,
- Directors: Bridget Kathleen O'Leary, Emma Baar-Bittman, Maureen Shea
- Foley musician: Anthony Leva
- Lovesick - February 21 @ 9pm
- Abortive - March 7 @ 8pm
- Not not not not not enough oxygen - March 21 @ 8pm