Theatre Fairfield Presents Love and Imagination, Oct. 23-25

Theatre Fairfield Presents Love and Imagination, Oct. 23-25

The virtual production will feature a compilation of eleven short plays and monologues by American playwrights David Ives and Barrie Cole.

"I expect... a joyful evening of love, laughter, and intelligent humor that is really smart and really funny."

— Jan Mason, director

Theatre Fairfield, Fairfield University’s resident production company, will open its 2020-21 season with a special virtual presentation of Love and Imagination, a compilation of five short plays by American playwright David Ives, six monologues by Chicago playwright Barrie Cole, and one terrific evening of theatre. Due to gathering restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the show’s three performances will be livestreamed via Zoom on Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24 at 8 p.m., with a 1 p.m. matinee on Sunday, October 25.

Tickets for the 90-minute production are $10 general admission and $5 for students and can be purchased online at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts Box Office at www.quickcenter.fairfield.edu or by phone at 203-254-4010. After purchasing a ticket, patrons will receive a Zoom link via email on the day of the performance. Theatre Fairfield will also have tech support on call to assist customers as needed.

After directing Theatre Fairfield’s successful productions of The Art of Dining and One State, Two State, Red State, Blue State, adjunct theater professor Jan Mason returns to the director’s chair for this virtual production which showcases the work of American playwrights David Ives and Barrie Cole. Deemed the "maestro of the short form" by The New York Times, Ives is known for his comedic, one-act plays like Sure Thing, Time Flies, and Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread and has been delighting audiences with his irreverent wit for more than 30 years. Similarly, Chicago-based playwright and performer, Barrie Cole has been revered by critics across the country for her brilliantly funny and cleverly revealing plays, essays, and performance monologues.

“This evening of theatre is about the chance encounter, the perfect moment, the right words, the time when everything aligns and goes right, or not. It’s about the fleeting chances we have to get it right,” Mason said. “I expect the result will be a joyful evening of love, laughter, and intelligent humor that is really smart and really funny.” 

The cast of Theatre Fairfield’s production of Love and Imagination features Kiersten Bjork ’21, Tracy Ferguson ’22, Grace Kavulich ’22, Lillie Kortrey ’23, Abby Ligas ’24, Park Lytle ’21, and Jay Martins ’21. The production’s artistic team includes scenic designer and professor of visual and performing arts Lynne Porter, costume designer Julie Leavitt, technical director Anne Kendall, and producer and professor of visual and performing arts Martha Schmoyer LoMonaco, PhD.

For more information about the production, visit https://theatre-fairfield.org.

Theatre Fairfield presents Love and Imagination

Date: October 23-25, 2020
Time: 8 p.m. and 1 p.m.
Location: Virtual Event to be held via Zoom

Additional Details:

Tickets for the 90-minute production are $10 general admission and $5 for students and can be purchased online at the Quick Center for the Arts Box Office at www.quickcenter.fairfield.edu or by phone at 203-254-4010.

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