Have you ever wondered how your past relationships shaped you into the person you are today? That's exactly what actress Lois Robbins does as she lays out her sexual history in L.O.V.E.R. – which runs through May 12 at the Zephyr Theatre on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.
This comical exploration starts off with a laugh – a washing machine never felt so good! (Yes, that kind of good). As we take Robbin's journey we see how this self proclaimed girl from Long Island evolves into the expressive woman she is today! L.O.V.E.R. is a riff on childhood, adolescents and finally adulthood from a grown-up’s point of view. She explains how a girl's weekend with two old friends helped her to reflect on her past – and we are along for the ride.
This hilarious one-act comic play first workshopped in June 2017 at The Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls, NY. Robbins is an accomplished actress whose work includes roles on One Life to Live, Loving, Ryan’s Hope, and All My Children. Additional television work includes Sex and the City, Law and Order, Law and Order SVU, Kingpin, Once and Again, and Blue Bloods to name a few. Ms. Robbins has also been seen in the films Town and Country, The Screammaker, Hudson River Blues, and Motherhood.
The L.O.V.E.R. creative team includes director Sonia Sebastian, set designer Pete Hickok, lighting designer Donny Jackson, costume designer Kate Bergh, sound designer Joseph ‘Sloe’ Slawinski, projection designer Nick Santiago, and production stage manager Jenine MacDonald.
Robbin's treats the audience as a friend, with a frank conversation about growing up with overprotective parents, a free-fall of college affairs, and a “starter” marriage. While much of the play is memories of Robbin's interesting and comedic life, it is ultimately from her own perspective – and what a unrestrained journey that is!
This candid, entertaining theatre piece shapes the woman that Robbins evolves into. We hear about her first love, and second, and third...you get the picture. We cheer for her as she speaks about meeting and falling in love with her husband and the birth of her children, and we share her pain when she talks about her battle with breast cancer – and subsequently trying to be the perfect wife and mother. This connection of memories lets the audience experience a funny, and sometimes heart-breaking performance.
Come see this titillating and expressive play! L.O.V.E.R. is playing at the Zephyr on Melrose, 7456 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles through May 12. For tickets call (323) 960-5770 or log onto www.plays411.com/lover