New York Theatre Workshop Extends Caryl Churchill's LOVE AND INFORMATION Through 4/6
New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker have announced that due to rave reviews and strong ticket sales, Love and Information, written by Caryl Churchill and directed by James Macdonald, will extend for two weeks through Sunday, April 6 at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane. Love and Information had been scheduled to run through Sunday, March 23, 2014. Love and Information is produced in association with London's Royal Court Theatre.
Love and Information opened February 19 to rave reviews. Ben Brantley of The New York Times called it a "thought-churning, deeply poignant new play." Linda Winer of Newsday called it "delightful, thoughtful, and mysterious." Elisabeth Vincentelli of the New York Post wrote, "Churchill has pulled yet another trick out of her bag--or rather dozens of them." David Cote of Time Out New York gave the play four stars and called it "bravura theater." And Joe Dziemianowicz of the Daily News said, "James Macdonald's direction is first-class. Ditto the cast, across the board."
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.
Six of Caryl Churchill'spreviousplays have made their American premiers at New York Theatre Workshop including A Number, Far Away, Mad Forest, Owners, Traps, and Light Shining in Buckinghamshire. 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.