With on-stage projections and music videos, PlayMakers’s latest production, “Love Alone” will throw the technological in with the deeply emotional.
The play, which opens today, focuses on the themes of love, loss and forgiveness. The show follows Helen Warren, portrayed by former Broadway actress Julia Gibson, after her partner passes away during a low-risk medical procedure.
“Love Alone” tells the story of Helen and her daughter Clementine, played by UNC graduate student Arielle Yoder, as they cope with the loss of their loved one.
Time: Tonight to March 16. Tuesday – Sunday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee, 2 p.m.; Saturday matinee, 2 p.m.
Location: Center for Dramatic Art
In the show, Clementine grieves by writing music and performing with her band, “One-Armed Edna.” The gradual progression of Clementine’s band is depicted through music videos during the production.
Dominic Abbenante, PlayMakers’s master electrician who headed the play’s technological workings, said the videos serve as transitions in the play and at times mirror the emotions the actors portray.