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.
News & Reviews
“A brash, poetic and fiercely original voice that’s equal parts pee-your-pants funny and get-out-that-Kleenex poignant… Keep your eye on Lederer, who’s got huge potential.” —NOW Magazine
“Delightfully absurd… endlessly quotable… poetic, playful, and wholly original… worth lining up hours to see.” —Torontoist
About the Author
Julia Lederer is a playwright and actor from Toronto. Her play 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 premiere as part of Strawdog Theatre’s 28th Season in Chicago, and since then it has had many productions in both Canada and the USA. Julia’s other plays include: U-R-U, Frame, Reality Theatre Boxed In, The Best Plan for Living Happily, Virtually Friends, and a play for young audiences, It’s Nothing.