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Anabel gives her heart to a man she meets on the subway and he disappears with it. Her limbs begin to fall asleep. George is on the run but keeps getting distracted by romantic comedies. He begins to blame his mother. Mona resorts to seeking therapy from GoogleShrink, forcing herself to speed-date, and taking in a stranger who appears on her doorstep clad in purple plaid. With Love and A Major Organ uses magic realism to reinvent the modern romantic comedy. Poetic, quirky, and deeply original, the play examines love in the age of technology, our ability and need to connect with strangers, and the universally trying task of reconciling the head and the heart.
About the Author
An internationally acclaimed playwright, Julia's work has been described as "delightfully original" (The Toronto Star) and "wonderfully weird, piercingly poetic and unexpectedly moving"; (Crain's Chicago). With Love and a Major Organ premiered at the 2012 Toronto Fringe Festival where it was "Patron's Pick," "Best of Fringe," and named "Outstanding New Play" by NOW Magazine. In 2015 it had its US premier as part of Strawdog Theatre's 28th season in Chicago. Julia's other plays include: The Best Plan for Living Happily, Frame, Reality Theatre (recipient of the Driftwood Theatre's Jury Prize), Boxed In, and her first play for young audiences, It's Nothing. Julia also writes for film and television.