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Sat, Jan 25


Hudson Valley Performing Arts Laboratory

Potluck & Plays: Love and Information

Join us for an evening of food and theater! We will share food and then sit down and read a play round-robin style. Everyone is encouraged to bring food to share! This month, we will be reading Love and Information by Caryl Churchill. This is a Pay What You Can event

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Potluck & Plays: Love and Information
Potluck & Plays: Love and Information

Time & Location

Jan 25, 2020, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Hudson Valley Performing Arts Laboratory, 489 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

About The Event

In order to help us expand our play reading, we will be hosting a series of pot-lucks where we all sit down and read a play. 

This month, we will be reading Love and Information by Caryl Churchill.

About the event:

Q. How does it work?

A. MAKE SURE YOU REGISTER/RSVP FOR THIS EVENT. Bring a dish to share (or $5). We eat first, and then when it's time to read we will all pick characters out of a hat and then change readers at each act. The reading will be followed by a discussion of the piece.

Q. What if I don't want to read?

A. No problem! Join us for food, community, and to hear a play read out loud! 

Q. Can I show up late?

A. Our potluck begins precisely at 5:30, and we encourage participants to be on time so that we can all enjoy each other's dishes! That said, we'll never turn anyone away. We start reading as close to 6 as possible and choose new parts after each act, so there's always room for new faces to jump in, regardless of what time they arrived.

Q. What if I don't have time to make anything or pick anything up for the potluck?

A. If you arrive empty-handed we suggest you drop $5 in the bucket, but no one will be turned away.

About the play:

"Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone is her brother’s mother. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic light. Someone’s never felt like this before. 

In this fast-moving kaleidoscope, more than a hundred characters try to make sense of what they know." - Samuel French

About the playwright:

Caryl Churchill was born on 3 September 1938 in London and grew up in the Lake District and in Montreal. She was educated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Downstairs, her first play written while she was still at university, was first staged in 1958 and won an award at the Sunday Times National Union of Students Drama Festival. Caryl Churchill’s plays include: Owners, Traps, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Cloud 9, Top Girls, Fen, Serious Money, Ice Cream, Mad Forest, The Skriker, Blue Heart, This is a Chair, Far Away, A Number, Drunk Enough To Say I Love You?, Seven Jewish Children, Love & Information, Here We Go, and Escaped Alone. Music theatre includes Lives of the Great Poisoners and Hotel, both with Orlando Gough. Caryl has also written for radio and television. 

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