Theatre Fairfield opens season with virtual performances of ‘Love and Imagination’

FAIRFIELD — With most theaters still closed to audiences due to the coronavirus pandemic, Theatre Fairfield will open its season with virtual performances this weekend.

The show, “Love and Imagination,” is a compilation of five short plays by David Ives and six monologues by Barrie Cole. Theatre Fairfield is Fairfield University’s resident production company.

The performances will be livestreamed on Zoom at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.

“This evening of theatre is about the chance encounter, the perfect moment, the right words, the time when everything aligns and goes right, or not,” director Jan Mason said in a statement. “It’s about the fleeting chances we have to get it right. I expect the result will be a joyful evening of love, laughter and intelligent humor that is really smart and really funny.”

Mason, an adjunct theater professor, is returning as director for the virtual performance, after directing Theatre Fairfield’s successful productions of The Art of Dining” and “One State,Two State, Red State, Blue State.”

Tickets for the 90-minute production are $10 general admission and $5 for students. They can be purchased online at the Quick Center for the Arts Box Office at or by phone at 203-254-4010.

After purchasing a ticket, patrons will be emailed a Zoom link on the day of the performance. Theatre Fairfield will also have technical support on call to assist customers as needed.

Deemed the “maestro of the short form” by the “New York Times,” Ives is known for his comedic, one-act plays including “Sure Thing,” “Time Flies” and “Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread.” He has been delighting audiences with his irreverent wit for more than 30 years.

Similarly, Chicago-based playwright and performer, Barrie Cole has been revered by critics across the country for her brilliantly funny and cleverly revealing plays, essays and performance monologues.

The cast of Theater Fairfield’s production of “Love and Imagination” features Kiersten Bjork, Tracy Ferguson, Grace Kavulich, Lillie Kortrey, Abby Ligas, Park Lytle and Jay Martins.

The production’s artistic team includes scenic designer and professor of visual and performing arts Lynne Porter, costume designer Julie Leavitt, technical director Anne Kendall, and producer and professor of visual and performing arts Martha Schmoyer LoMonaco.

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