Man in Love runs approximately 85 minutes, and will be presented without an intermission.
1936. A metropolis divided by segregation and struck by economic turmoil. Rent parties rage above, while men hungry for work and love roam the streets. In this concrete jungle, a series of black female bodies turn up and a pattern emerges. Reactions vary across the city – hot-tempered ex-con Walker remains oblivious; Darlynn is anxious, but then again, she’s always anxious; and her neighbor Paul Pare Jr., a young, charming black man stays cool. Man in Love examines a world of quiet desperation in hard times, where a criminal and his victims can get lost in the crowd.
Christina Anderson's plays include Hollow Roots, pen/man/ship, Sweet Brown Ginger, Glo, BlackTop Sky, Inked Baby and DRIP. Her work has appeared at A.C.T., Penumbra Theater, About Face Theatre, Playwrights' Horizons, Crowded Fire, Ars Nova and others.
Man in Love is part of the 7th Annual First Look Repertory of New Work
The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust is the Production Sponsor of the First Look Repertory of New Work.
Watch & Listen
Cast & Artists
Nathan R. Green
Featured Ensemble Members
Welcome from Artistic Producer Rebecca Rugg
A conversation between director Robert O'Hara and playwright Christina Anderson