With Love and A Major Organ


Julia Lederer

About the Book
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.

“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. 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: Frame (most recently published by The Seven Collective in NYC), Reality Theatre (winner of Driftwood Theatre’s Jury Prize), Boxed In (Hysteria Festival/Buddies in Bad Times), and her first play for young audiences, It’s Nothing, developed as part of Roseneath Theatre’s inaugural Playwrights Unit in 2014.

DRA0130000 Drama/Canadian
52pp 5.5 x 8.5 in