- Love Converges: Two Acts of Love
- Anthony Sanford Jr.
If realism is your thing and you want a standard living room style theatre experience, Love Converges might be the thing for you,
well at least Act One (Konvergence). The show gets moving quite slowly but the language does a great job of carrying the actors. It’s refreshing to see such well-scripted language, but it’s a let-down to see the action do no more than simmer and froth. Act Two (The Truth About Chains) on the other hand offers a slice of urban life with a startling conclusion.
Konvergence tells the story of a husband and wife reunited a year after taking time apart for self-discovery. The two performers have definitely mastered the awkwardness of reuniting but the supposed chemistry between the two is hard to find. It seems that in their year apart, the husband has lost sight of who he used to be and become a big materialistic politician. His wife, on the other, has gotten more in touch with herself and wants more than a rendezvous. In their year of separation, the two seem to have grown divergent. He wants them to work and she doesn’t see how that is possible. The play wonderfully explores all the emotions that build up over time between two lovers via dialogue. For that, the play is definitely worth seeing. You may hear your own diary entry. The only thing lacking is that tangible energy between the two actors.
The Truth About Chains, yhe second intercourse of love, transpires between a convict and his girlfriend. While in prison the convict’s girlfriend forgets all about him. He returns home five years later to find that the rumors he’s heard are true: his girlfriend is a crack addict. Unfortunately, the most promising moment of excitement draws the play to an end. The play speeds to a conclusion rather than unfolds like the first story. The language is not nearly as well versed as Konvergence but the plot is a little more engaging.
The plays’ overall orchestration needs tuning, however there are definitely some good moments here. Watch Act One for the command of language; watch Act Two for the contrast. Both plays test time against love and may make you reconsider the sacrifices one unknowingly makes for love.
It’s an OK show, but love is an extraordinary thing and that’s what’s missing from this slice of life.
- Running Time: 105 Minutes
- Tickets: Love Converges: Two Acts of Love
- Remaining Shows: Sat, July 12 at 10:30 . Sun, July 13 at 3 . Thurs, July 17 at 9 . Sun, July 20 at 9
- Where: Warehouse Mainstage, 1021 7th St NW