So, yeah, I saw Love, Love, Love with Richard Armitage!
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
I’ve been in Manhattan since Thursday watching Richard Armitage’s play, Love, Love, Love.
Because things get hairy from here (traveling back to Wisconsin tomorrow morning, voting on Tuesday, Wednesday morning I have computer repairs scheduled), I wanted to check in briefly. Forthcoming are detailed comments on the five performances of the play I saw, as well as Berlin Station episode 4, which I saw from a hotel room, and then a brief discussion of another play I saw at Roundabout, in their Black Box series. It’s called Kingdom Come and tickets are very affordable — it was enjoyable and thought provoking and touches centrally on the question of making friends via the Internet. Since I spent quite a bit of time this weekend with friends I made via the Internet, I recommend seeing it if it’s convenient to you … as the tandem issues of “what is identity when we can’t see someone” and “how does perceived embodiment affect what is being said” are both relevant to the fandom …
But most important of all, if you can afford it, and you’ve been on the fence about seeing Love, Love, Love (are there any undecided voters left?) I strongly recommend that you see the play in its Off Broadway run. I’ll talk more about why in the next few days — but if you’ve hesitated at all, I strongly endorse first reading the play to see if you think it’s something you would enjoy, and if so, then really making the effort to see it.