2021–2022 Season

Love and Information

By Caryl Churchill

Directed by Peter Glazer


Staged Reading
Friday, November 12, 2021
7:30–9:30 PM
Durham Studio Theater

About the Play

"Caryl Churchill is one of the most vital and renowned playwrights writing in English today, and has been for the last 50 years. Love and Information (2012) contains 37 scenes, almost all written for two actors. Each scene catches its characters in a moment of truth: a secret revealed, a relationship tested, a hard question asked, an assumption challenged. There are no stage directions, no character names are provided, and no gender identities are specified. Every scene creates its own world, and introduces us to people searching for meaning, clarity, understanding, and love. The content encompasses interpersonal relationships, social tensions, international politics, emotional distress, memory, and spirituality, among many other topics. Called 'an exhilarating theatrical kaleidoscope' by The Guardian, the play is as challenging as it is profound. By the end of Love and Information, we may have learned more about the human condition, and the world we live in, than a single, more traditional play could offer."

— Peter Glazer, Director

About the Playwright

Caryl Churchill is an award-winning playwright, whose plays are renowned for their striking influence upon contemporary British theatre practices. Indicative of her enduring impression upon the theatrical landscape, Churchill has won Obie Awards for her widely celebrated plays Cloud 9 (1979), Top Girls (1982), Serious Money (1987) and A Number (2002). Further cementing her reputation as an outstanding playwright, in 2002 Churchill won an Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement and in 2010 was placed in the American Theatre Hall of Fame. She continues to produce innovative and provocative work, such as Seven Jewish Children - a play for Gaza (2009), Love and Information (2012), and Escaped Alone (2016). With an illustrious theatre career that transcends four decades, Caryl Churchill is arguably more than just one of Britain’s most revered female playwrights; she is one of Britain’s most respected and groundbreaking working today.  — Bloomsbury

Content Advisories

Some scenes in the play depict emotional or mental distress, discuss death and dying, describe the experience of natural disasters, or refer to incidents of violence.

COVID-19 Precautions

In accordance with City and University policies, all patrons will be required to wear an effective, properly-fitted face covering over their nose and mouth at all times in Durham Studio Theater and Dwinelle Hall.

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