Q&A with thanks to Terri Paddock
This is the second production about love that has premiered in London only this week. Neither production resembles what can be stereotypically considered to be associated with feelings of love, of devotion or of the deepest sense of caring. The first, Love at the Dorfman expertly displays an uglier side, a conscious decision to stay together for better or for worse. The second, Buckland Theatre Company’s second production at the Park Theatre this year, revives Murray Schisgal’s original Tony-winning Broadway production and examines how fickle an emotion love can sometimes be. Director Gary Condes and actor Charles Dorfman honour the original era and setting of LUV, reiterating its message in a theatre scene where traditional absurdist plays are seen less and less often.