LOVE AND INFORMATION Gets Twin Interpretations at Temple University

Temple Theaters closes their 49th season with Caryl Churchill's experimental drama Love and Information, running April 19 -30 in the Randall Theater at Temple University. Twin interpretations, presented in rotating repertory, are directed by Liz Carlson and Noah Herman, who each provide their unique perspective on contemporary humanity.

Renowned British playwright Caryl Churchill, one of the boldest and most inventive contemporary dramatists, created truly groundbreaking work with 2012's Love and Information. Through a series of 57 short scenes, intended to be rearranged, Churchill examines the need for love and knowledge in a world of endless data and fast-paced technology. Directors Liz Carlson and Noah Herman are able to highlight specific themes through the creative presentation of the vignettes on the simple, intimate stage of Randall Theater. The Los Angeles Times called the fast-paced show "an exhilarating ride."

Director Noah Herman is a second-year MFA Directing candidate at Temple University and a native of Philadelphia. Regionally he has worked at 1812 Productions, Flashpoint Theater and the College of New Jersey; recently, he was assistant director of Walnut Street Theatre's Laughter on the 23rd Floor. At Temple, he served as assistant director of A Free Man of Color and director of Shakespeare Projects' Measure for Measure adaptation. Herman is also a teacher and performer with ComedySportz Philadelphia.

Director Liz Carlson is an alumna of Temple University, receiving her MFA in Directing in 2015; her credits at Temple include the Philadelphia premiere of In the Red and Brown Water (The Brother/Sister Plays) by Tarell Alvin McCraney and Tom Stoppard's Arcadia. Carlson is a director and teaching artist who served for eight years as an associate director and company member at Curio Theatre Company in West Philadelphia, where she directed Twelfth Night, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice, and Equus. She was a member of the 2015-16 Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Observership Class.

The scenic design is by third-year MFA candidate Apollo Mark Weaver (Hairspray, A Free Man of Color) and lighting design is by third-year MFA Nick Ligon (Hairspray, Reggie Hoops). Costumes are by second-year graduate student Elizabeth Ennis and first-year student Melanie Green. Additional designers are Daniel Ison (Sound Design) and Gary Miller (Projection Design).

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