Playwright: Collin Glavac
Director: Collin Glavac
Cast: Collin Glavac, Alexandra Li Tomulescu, James Daniel Keating
Warnings: Mature Content, Strong Language
Show Type: Comedy
Running Time: 55 minutes
Tickets: Tickets: $10 (Fringe Backer Button Required)
Venue:The Players Guild
Thurs, July 14: 7:30pm
Sun, July 17: 7:30pm
Tues, July 19: 8:00pm
Thurs, July 21 5:00pm
Fri, July 22: 11:00pm
Sat, July 23: 8:00pm
Sun, July 24: 1:30pm
The Attic Window Theatre company bills LoveSpell as a reverse romcom. Without giving too much away, this is a pretty accurate description. True to romcom form, the leads, Jessica (Alexandra Li Tomulescu) and Wesley (James Daniel Keating) are old friends who spend the play trying to deny their feelings for one another. The twist is that they have none. After a string of failed relationships, the play finds the two following through with an old pact to marry one another should their other prospects not work out. The playwright and director, Collin Glavac, makes an onstage appearance as a friendly stranger who takes the two in for the night after they get lost on their way to the wedding chapel.
The play starts with a rapid-fire series of vignettes jumping back and forward through the pair’s individual romantic histories, their meeting, and the founding of the pact. Once the story begins to follow a straightforward progression, it loses some of its charm, but what follows is an artful critique of the entire romcom genre.
LoveSpell subverts common cliches while delivering some good laughs. If you’re sick of the standard boy meets girl story, this is the play for you.