MTC’s Production of “LOVE” by Kate Cortesi


MTC’s Production of “LOVE”
by Kate Cortesi
— Perhaps a Title Misnomer —

The title of this World Premiere could just as easily be “Pick Up and Deliver.” There’s no comedy in this romantic romp, and while the dramatic acting was very good, the script most likely would not appeal to all audiences. The story line is all too familiar for many women in the working world – the lecherous boss and the legitimate need for love by employee victims, who sublimate their emotional needs and settle for sex with a philandering perp!

If that doesn’t titillate your desire (to see this production), perhaps supporting the genuinely-fine performances of this world-class cast will bring you to the Marin Theater Company Production before the run ends on March 29, 2020. It is a fast-paced, no-intermission, hour and fifty minutes that has the audience riveted to the lascivious on-stage intimations and hurtful consequences of a workplace affair.

We certainly give kudos to the cast of this production – stalwart members of Actors’ Equity that they are: Clea Alsip (as Penelope); R. Ward Duffy (as Otis); Rebecca Schweitzer (as Vanessa/Vee); Robert Sicular (as Ron and Ken); Bobiak Cyrus Bakhtiari (as Jaime); and Mari Vial-Golden (as Whitney and Rebecca).

Kudos also go to the Director (Mike Donahue), Stage Manager (Liz Matos), Scenic Designer (Stephanie Osin Cohen), and Projections Designer (Teddy Hulsker) who teamed up to make this a fast-paced-attention-grabbing theater outing!

By Elle Alexa Simon and Flora Lynn Isaacson, SFBATCC

The performances of Love begin March 10 and will end March 29, 2020, Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm. Matinees will be at 2:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays at the Boyer Theatre, 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley. (There is no intermission during this 1 hour-50-minute performance.) Tickets can be purchased at the box office (telephone 415/388-5208) or online: https://www.marintheatre.org/productions/love#schedule-and-prices

Coming up next at MTC will be the West Coast Premiere of Botticelli in the Fire by Jordan Tannahill and Directed by Jordan Fein. Performances will be from April 23 through May 17, 2020.