Full Length Play
Time Period - Present Day
Settings Of Play - On the back wall is a large screen where all email communications and telephone calls are displayed, also the dialogue of scenes that are ASL only, as specified.
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Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Alcohol, Strong Language
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
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Love Person is a four part love story in Sanskrit, ASL and English in which love transcends sexual orientation, physical attraction, and social structure and rests instead on the ways in which we communicate and how communication bonds or breaks us.
The play is structured around four Sanskrit love poems that influence and reflect the journeys of the characters. Free, a Deaf woman in a relationship with Maggie, accidentally falls into a deceptive email correspondence with her sister Vic's love interest Ram, a Sanskrit professor. Free and Ram discover a connection, based largely on an affinity between their two languages. As a result of the deception, Vic and Ram also begin to fall in love. Meanwhile Free and Maggie's relationship struggles to survive.
"Kapil's Love Person is a fascinating brew of emotion, wit and intellect that challenges its audience to reassess how the form of communication shapes understanding." — Lisa Brock, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Startling and evocative!" — Michael Opperman, Twin Cities Daily Planet
"Heart-pounding attraction, intense all-night conversations... Aditi Brennan Kapil's Love Person captures the giddiness of new love affairs. But the play is even more eloquently realistic about the wear and tear that time wreaks on relationships." —Nicole Estvanik, American Theatre Magazine
Love Person was produced a rolling world premiere as part of the National New Play Network's CLNPF Program during the 2007/2008 Season at Mixed Blood Theatre, MN; Marin Theater, CA; and Phoenix Theater, IN. The play was developed and first perfromed at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minnesota, under artistic director Jack Reueler, on February 29. 2008. It was directed by Risa Brainin.