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‘The Meeting’ Justin Sayre Performing ‘Love’s Refrain at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

By James Knight J.knight@classicalite.com on Mar 10, 2016 05:05 PM EST

Actor/writer Justin Sayre is gearing up to bring his new one man play Love's Refrain to the La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club. Sayre, known for hosting The International Order of Sodomites monthly meeting at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, will be performing his new play this April. Love’s

Justin Sayre’s Love’s Refrain will be directed by Matthu Placek and features a musical score by David John Sokolowski. Dusty Childers serves costume director.

Press notes for Love’s Refrain off plot details on the performance piece, stating:

LOVE’S REFRAIN combines the science behind the birth and death of stars with personal memories from Sayre’s past that informed his understanding of love. Set on a bare stage, the piece details Sayre’s own sense of romanticism as it waxes and wanes in the modern period and concludes with the dimming of space as one by one the stars go out and leave us. The piece is devised along six sections, each dealing a different stage of development in the stars, all underscored with manipulated and morphed sounds from the romantic music we have been sending out to the known universe for a century. The play also uses source material from Shakespeare to Keats and Shelley.”

Sayre commented on the his “ridiculous obsession with love,” saying:

“Love has been a subject that has obsessed me and confused me for the entirety of my life. Love’s Refrain is my attempt at understanding. Using the science behind the lives of star, I trace the experiences that have built up my definition of love. The mistakes, the foibles, the moments, over too soon, which like the passing of a comet dazzled past me and were gone. What a perfect metaphor for a star.”

Love’s Refrain comes to The Club at LaMaMa (74a East 4th Street, 3rd Floor) for a limit run from April 1 to 3 and April 8 to 10 on Fridays and Saturdays at 10:00 PM and Sundays at 6:00 PM.

Ticket prices are $18 and $13 for students and seniors. The box office is open Monday through Sunday from 12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM. You can purchase tickets by calling (646) 430-5374 or visit www.LaMama.org.

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