NYTW's LOVE AND INFORMATION to Play Minetta Lane Theatre; 2/19-3/23
New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker have announced that Love and Information, by Caryl Churchill and directed by James MacDonald, will begin performances Tuesday, February 4 at 7pm at Minetta Lane Theatre located at 18 Minetta Lane. Opening night is set for Wednesday, February 19 at 7pm. Love and Information is scheduled to run through Sunday, March 23, 2014; tickets are on sale now. Love and Information is produced in association with London's Royal Court Theatre.
Renowned playwright Caryl Churchill returns for her seventh American premiere at New York Theatre Workshop (which have included acclaimed productions of Far Away and A Number) with a theatrical kaleidoscope exploring more than a hundred characters as they try to make sense of what they find out.
Churchill teams up with award-winning director James MacDonald (A Number, Blasted, Top Girls) to create what The Observer heralds as the "play that everyone should see." Love and Information,which was first produced at The Royal Court Theatre in 2012 reaffirms Churchill's continued ability to reinvent herself as a playwright and keep her finger on the pulse of contemporary life while featuring her signature wit, candor and nimble use of language.
The cast of the New York Theatre Workshop production of Love and Information includes Phillip James Brannon, Randy Danson, Susannah Flood, Noah Galvin, Jennifer Ikeda, Karen Kandel, Irene Sofia Lucio, Nate Miller, Kellie Overbey, Adante Power, John Procaccino, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Maria Tucci, James Waterston and Zoë Winters. (Cast member bios may be found at the end of the press release.)
Six of Caryl Churchill's previousplays have made their American premiers at New York Theatre Workshop including A Number, Far Away, Mad Forest, Owners, Traps, and Light Shining inBuckinghamshire. Downstairs, her first play originally staged in 1958, was written while she was still at university and won an award at the Sunday Times National Union of Students Drama Festival. She wrote a number of plays for BBC radio including The Ants, Lovesick and Abortive. The Judge's Wife was televised by the BBC in 1972 and Owners, her first professional stage production, premiered at The Royal Court Theatre in London in the same year. Churchill served as the Resident Dramatist at The Royal Court Theatre from 1974-1975. With theatre groups Joint Stock and Monstrous Regiment, she wrote Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Cloud Nine, Three More Sleepless Nights, Fen and A Mouthful of Birds. Top Girls was first staged at the Royal Court in 1982, directed by Max Stafford-Clark. Serious Money was first produced at the Royal Court in 1987 and won the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy of the Year and the Laurence Olivier/BBC Award for Best New Play. More recent plays include The Skriker, Seneca's Thyestes, a new version of August Strindberg's A Dream Play and The Public's recent Drunk Enough to say I Love You?, directed by James MacDonald, which premiered at The Royal Court Theatre in 2006. Caryl Churchill lives in London.
James MacDonald's work was last seen at New York Theatre Workshop in 2005 when he directed Caryl Churchill's A Number. Macdonald's other New York credits include Top Girls, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? at The Public Theater, Dying City at Lincoln Center Theate,and 4.48 Psychosis at St. Anne's Warehouse. His UK credits include the recently acclaimed revival of David Mamet'sGlengarry Glen Ross, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?, Dying City, Fewer Emergencies, Lucky Dog, Blood, Blasted, 4.48 Psychosis, Hard Fruit , Real Classy Affair, Cleansed, Bailegangaire, Harry and Me, The Changing Room, Simpatico, Peaches, Thyestes, The Terrible Voice of Satan, Hammett's Apprentice, Putting Two and Two Together all at Royal Court Theatre; Exiles at National Theatre;The Tempest , Roberto Zucco at RSC; The Triumph of Love at Almeida; Love's Labour's Lost, Richard II at the Royal Exchange, Manchester; The Rivals at Nottingham Playhouse; The Crackwalker at Gate; The Seagull at Sheffield Crucible; Miss Julie at Oldham Coliseum; Juno and the Paycock ,Ice Cream and Hot Fudge, Romeo and Juliet ,Fool for Love, Savage/Love, Master Harold and the Boys all at Contact Theatre; and Prem at BAC/Soho Poly.
The New York Theatre Workshop production of Love and Information plays at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane in the West Village. The regular performance schedule is Tuesday andWednesday at 7pm; Thursday and Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 3pm and 8pm; Sunday at 2pm and 7pm. There will be a special student matinee on March 19, 2014. Love and Information runs through March 23, 2014. Orchestra tickets are $85 and mezzanine tickets $30 for performancesFebruary 4-19 and $65 after. Tickets may be purchased online at nytw.org, 24 hours a day, seven days a week or by phoning Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787. For exact dates and times of performances, visit nytw.org.