Love and Information | Greenhouse Theater Center | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Love and Information The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 1 2015

Being stuck without WiFi can be frustrating. Sometimes learning a friend’s secret permanently alters the friendship. Traumatic memories intrude despite our desperate need to forget them. No one likes being on an elevator with a guy who sneezes. These are a few of the 40-plus brief, vague, unmoored vignettes in Caryl Churchill’s 2012 play meant, it seems, to examine the myriad ways information—amorous and otherwise—gets transmitted, intercepted, misconstrued, corrupted, and fractured. Perhaps if Churchill had winnowed her examples by half and let a few develop beyond punchy pop-up demonstrations, the 80-minute evening might have some impact. But especially in director Shawn Douglass’s trajectory-free staging for Remy Bumppo, the life-changing and the quotidian receive equivalent weight until nothing much matters. —Justin Hayford

Price: $47.50-$52

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