THE POWER OF LOVE - the first play in the LOVE TRILOGY
Part One of the Love Trilogy
Contemporary Drama. 4m 2f. Aprrox 2h30 net
"Tender and Eugen, two barely grown-up thirtysomethings, obliterate their senses in Amsterdam while 'researching' for their screenplay. Following his code 'It Doesn't Count on Tour', father-to-be Tender sleeps with beautiful publicist Willow, the upshot of which is an HIV infection. Sebastian Michael's play 'about life on the edge of the century' is stirring, prophetic stuff...insightful and moving."
"'The Power of Love' is about young people in the nineties grappling with sex, careers, drugs and AIDS, but it does not exhibit the soulless banality of so many plays with these themes. This is 'Shopping and F***ing' with more humour and more heart. ... the plot meanders and teases while always keeping an assured grip on the audience's attention: black comedy, tragedy, poetry, soap opera and philosophy jostle joyfully together... 'The Power of Love' draws authenticity from the strength of its characterisation... The friendship between the two main male characters, Tender and Eugen, is the engine that powers the play. It is quirky but absolutely believable and, as an unashamedly emotional portrayal of male love...ventures into relatively unexplored theatrical territory."
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