The Lakeside drama program invites you to the fall play, "Love and Information," this Friday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. Come early to the virtual lobby, opening a half hour before the show begins, and see work by Lakeside visual art students, upcoming fall Lakeside arts dates, and some information about the show.
Zoom links to the events were emailed to students and parents and guardians on Monday, Nov. 9. Alumni will receive the links in the Nov. 11 On-Lion newsletter and can access them in the events section on Lion Link.
In these challenging times, it is important to consider being patrons of the arts and to support artists as they explore new platforms and modes of delivery. While you may not have a student in the show, come and support the work and celebrate the process. Thirty-three cast and crew members have been working hard to create a dynamic evening of theatre (close to 50 scenes and 100 characters!!) and we hope that you will join us and see a creative exploration of "Love and Information."
From the director, Alban Dennis
I have been a fan of Caryl Churchill’s work for many years and love the unstructured problems that she offers in her writing. It requires the artists to think deeply about the text and spend quality time in rehearsal, experimenting with the possibilities. This play is no exception, in fact, it might be her greatest exercise in creating meaning and story with, in some cases, little contextual evidence. Along with requiring the actors to make strong choices, she also asks a good deal from the audience. This isn’t a linear story in which one can sit back and be entertained, it is rather a dialogue with the characters as they lean into their own discoveries about their lives. We hope that you will watch each scene with curiosity and each section with an eye and ear towards uncovering your own relationship to the thoughts and feelings expressed by the characters. Something that we continually asked ourselves during this process, including in these performances, is what is the information and where is the love? And we encourage you to do the same as you watch, and hopefully discuss, your connection to moments in your own lives. Thank you for joining us and please enjoy our grand experiment as we try to bring Churchill’s work to life.