A man who forgets everything falls in love with a ballerina who forgets nothing, that is until she falls in love with him. And his wife. And their mechanic. Characters frolic through life in this pirouette of a play–a wild romp about how we love, who we choose, and the cost of making sense of it all.
Featuring: Luisa Frasconi◼, Carl Holvick, Damien Seperi, Lauren Spencer
Dramaturg: Laura Brueckner★
Stage Manager: M. Sohaa Smith★
Assistant Stage Manager: Matthew Casey
Scenic Design: Deanna L. Zibello
Scenic Design Assistant: Adeline Smith
Costume Design: Keiko Shimosato Carreiro
Lighting Design: Beth Hersh
Sound Design: Cliff Caruthers
Props Design: Miranda Herman
Production Manager: Stephanie Alyson Henderson★
” sly humor and blithe poetry…providing some strong justification for [Guha’s] rapid rise as an up-and-coming playwright.” –Rob Hurwitt, SF Chronicle
“There’s something so odd, so wonderfully odd about Dipika Guha’s MECHANICS OF LOVE, a world-premiere comedy from Crowded Fire Theater. There’s a decidedly offbeat rhythm to this delightful one-act, a sort of controlled silliness underscored by a decidedly serious exploration of just how the metaphorical gears of the heart do (or do not) turn into roaring engines when connected to the gears of another.” –Chad Jones, TheaterDogs
“This new fantasy about love transcending the test of time is both a pleasure to watch and food for thought long after you leave the theater.” –Tiphane, Gasp!
How do you find love when memory fails you? Luisa Frasconi plays a ballerina with an artificial spine in search of love. Carl Holvick plays the man who forgets everything until he meets the ballerina.
Is love a flight of fancy or a science? Characters in Dipika Guha’s MECHANICS OF LOVE test all the variables in this World Premiere at Crowded Fire Theater. (Luisa Frasconi plays Francesca who marries both a husband and his wife, played by Lauren Spencer.)
What are the mechanics of love? Damien Seperi, as Georg, and Lauren Spencer, as Faizi, seek to find the answer in a World Premiere by Dipika Guha at Crowded Fire Theater.