Caryl Churchill’s New Play: 60 Scenes

Caryl Churchill’s new play, “Love and Information,” at the Royal Court in London, has been highly praised for doing what theatre can do like no other medium. (The cast includes Susan Engel and Paul Jesson, pictured.) The work consists of about 60 short scenes, played uninterruptedly over about 100 minutes. The Telegraph observes: “The thematic connection between these snapshots of contemporary life is never spelt out, but as the performance continues, everyone senses a thread, an underlying unifying resonance, related to the title. The trick is that no two people will agree quite what that thread is.” I’m intrigued by the sound of all this, especially because I haven’t cared for Churchill’s last couple of evenings.

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