Piano Fight Productions will present the world premiere production of . Love (yes, thats dot love), a mostly sung "boomer" tale of experiences many of us have shared; love, sex, drugs, families, careers, divorce, loneliness and middle age. Shows run at the Off Market Theatre Fridays and Saturdays Feb. 8th through March 1st with a special Valentines night performance. Middle aged and looking for love online, a couple reflects upon their lives and their love in this two act musical for two performers by East Bay composer/playwright Richard Jennings.
An accomplished composer for theatre, television, dance and film, Richard Jennings is the recipient of the Hollywood Drama Logue Critics Award for Excellence in Theatre. Trained by Pulitzer Prize winning composers, he has composed for Tony Award winning theatres, over 25 Shakespearean productions, TV movies, Disney, PBS and Childrens Fairyland in Oakland.
Soprano Eula Janeen Wyatt and Baritone Gregory Marks portray the couple we follow through their lives together and apart, apart and together. .Love was first workshopped in 2005 with support from the Zellarbach Foundation. Last season it had a series of successful showcases on both sides of the Bay, which led to this production. Audiences at The Marsh, the Berkeley Arts Festival and the Intersection for the Arts loved and identified with this play.
The simple staging brings the words and music into intimate focus. Ben Frandzel, of Opera Piccola said of .Love: Both the quality and variety of the music really sustained the show, and the wit and insight of the lyrics did the same. I found myself really caught up in the emotional journey that both characters underwent, and felt a strong sense of empathy for them. One fan said: You caught so many life... what shall I call them?... hazards so well." Another: I think the whole thing touched everyone in some way.
965 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103
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