Love and Information
at Antaeus Theatre Company
An exploration of who we've become in the 21st century, how we've changed, and what remains essential to our humanity.
"Emily Chase provides a heady, packed performance with bright spots of emotion... This dazzling production gives us a precious opportunity for reflection. Amidst all the clamor about intimacy, technology, and directions we’re headed, where might we find more quiet moments of truth?"
"Wow! Provocative, mind-blowing... Director Emily Chase aces in the most thrilling of ways, eliciting dozens of razor-sharp performances from a multiracial cis-and-transgender cast... As vertiginous an evening of live theater as any playgoer could wish for, Love and Information is Antaeus at its most risk-takingly satisfying."
"Emily Chase helms this fascinating take on the play with tremendous success, keeping each short scenario constantly fluid and yet simultaneously grounded, which is a monumental achievement in itself.
"Luckily, Chase has been gifted with a brilliant company of performers who are all seamlessly capable of switching from one of the play's diverse 100-plus characters to the next with lightning speed, leaving us dazzled and even somewhat dizzy in their collective ability to sort out the meaning of Churchill's often fragmented situations and pinpoint the discernible humanity in each that we surely all recognize and experience in our personal lives."
"Wonderful... It's a trip. Climb on board. Bring a friend."
"Trippy... mind-blowing... thought-provoking... Highly recommended!
Eight Nights by Jennifer Maisel
World Premiere at Antaeus Theatre Company
Nominated for 9 Ovation Awards,
including Best Director and Best Production
Won 2 Ovation Awards
for Best Playwright and Best Actress
"Expertly performed and staged... Director Emily Chase and her cast bring the human reality of persecuted refugees to life with breathtaking emotional impact."
L.A.TIMES - CRITIC'S CHOICE
"Emily Chase ever so tightly directs her very talented ensemble as they tackle multiple roles."
"Emily Chase directs with attention to character, era, and nuance, staging decade-to-decade transitions with seamless finesse..."
"Director Emily Chase does a masterful job making this all work seamlessly, particularly conquering the many scene changes here carried out by members of the ensemble in character, with delicately choreographed movements between them featured downstage as one actor takes over the role of another."
TICKET HOLDERS LA
According to the Chorus by Arlene Hutton
World Premiere at the Road Theatre Company
"Director Emily Chase makes fantastic use of her space, considering that at times there are nine or ten performers on the stage... moving her actors almost nonstop while never distracting from the forward movement of the story. The pathos in the script is realized in breezy, colorful ways with a streak of melancholy marbled throughout."
"Wow! As deliciously entertaining an evening as anyone could wish for, directed by Emily Chase with attention to both character and detail."
"There are rivals and jealousy and spite, wringing hands and wrung necks, joyful reunions and a depth of being known... but under it all, there is always love. Hard-fought love of course, in this gorgeously funny, sad, poignant, phenomenally acted and fabulously directed play. Bravo, Emily Chase!"