“a great piece of theater —
funny, beautifully staged, and with the kind of excitement that retunes your attention to tiny heartbreaks instead of just huge ones”
—The New York Times, Critic’s Pick
“Stark, Powerful, and the Best New Play in New York”
—The Daily Beast
Having dazzled UK audiences at the National Theatre and garnered widespread acclaim around the world, this engaging new play makes its North American premiere and marks the New York debut of writer and director Alexander Zeldin. This powerful piece of drama—written after a years-long process of community collaboration and immersion, personal interviews, and first-hand accounts—draws attention to the cracks in the welfare system when several families are brought together in a shelter in the lead up to Christmas.
The audience is invited to step inside their reality and bear witness to some of the touching, humorous, and profoundly human instances of their combined existence. Played with the house lights up and audience members seated amongst the company, the heart-breaking production reveals the cast seeming to live rather than act. The result is an authentic and intimate story for our times that shows rather than tells, born out of the daily rituals of survival to expose the humanity behind housing insecurity.
Artist Talk: LOVE
Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 6:00pm
Tickets: $20 (plus fees)
Playwright and director Alexander Zeldin is joined by playwright and Armory Artist-in-Residence Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to discuss the process of creating the play, how it is being realized in an unconventional space, its relevance for New York audiences today, and how it fits into Zeldin’s larger body of dramatic projects.
A Park Avenue Armory and A Zeldin Company Production
By Alexander Zeldin
Direction Alexander Zeldin
Set and Costume Design Natasha Jenkins
Lighting Design Marc Williams
Sound Design Josh Anio Grigg
Movement Marcin Rudy
Casting Jacob Sparrow
Associate Director Elin Schofield
Fight Director Kev McCurdy
A Zeldin Company wishes to thank the Polonsky Foundation for their support of performances of LOVE in New York.
Photo: Sarah Lee
Return to Arts at the Armory Listing
February 25–February 27, 2023
Tickets start at $30 (plus fees)
February 28–March 25, 2023
Tickets start at $45 (plus fees)
Monday–Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday at 8:00pm
Saturday at 2:00pm & 8:00pm
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Wade Thompson Drill Hall
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This performance is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission.
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