Luther College presents 'Love and Information' by Caryl Churchill

Luther College's Visual and Performing Art department presents the play "Love and Information" by Caryl Churchill and directed by Bob Larson. The performances, held in the Jewel Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the Luther campus, are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16; and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17.

"Love and Information" is the story of more than a hundred characters trying to make sense of  "the social media world in which we all live, play, work, connect," according to Robert Larson, emeritus professor of theatre and the play's director. Vignettes weave together to form an overview of human life and how communication serves to create simple everyday moments.

A reception will be held Saturday, Oct 17 following the 1:30 p.m. performance to celebrate the new Robert Larson Theater/Dance Endowment at Luther College. Inspired by the years of service and support that Bob Larson provided to the Theatre and Dance programs from 1966 until 2014, Luther alumni, faculty, and friends established this new endowment.  

"At a time when funding for the arts can be hard to come by, this endowment is such a generous gift to the Dance and Theatre programs. We are elated with the development of this endowment honoring Professor Robert Larson and his request that these funds assist in bringing guest artists to campus. Having a fund specifically allocated to guest artists will be a wonderful opportunity for our students, campus, and the larger community to broaden their exposure to performers, choreographers, directors, designers and technicians in the performing arts," said Lisa Lantz, associate professor of theatre and Visual and Performing Arts department chair.

Tickets for the performances are $12 for adults, $5 for children five and under and can be purchased at Luther's ticket website, www.tickets.luther.edu, by calling the Ticket Office at (563) 387-1357, or by visiting the Luther Ticket Office, open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 11a.m.-3 p.m.; and Tuesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of more than 2,400, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.

Center for the Arts building at night