Rob’s script was derived from interviews with real kids, giving their definitions/opinions/examples of different kinds of love. There is much scattering in the audience, asking kids in attendance what they love about their pets, friends, etc. It embraces a lot of uplifting/instructional truths about many faces of love yet, it never gets too sappy, since the “junk” tempers it all with humor — especially in the persona of goofy scoffer, Matt Greenbaum, who was also impressive as “inFATuation" in a wonderful interchange with the electric Sam Carter as “The CRUSHer."
My review delay is due to visiting Grandpas and assorted babysitting/chaotic weekend… and to knowing there was no show the day after, so I’d still have time to tell you LOVE & OTHER JUNK plays again ONLY TWO MORE TIMES: this Friday and Saturday, June 15-16 at 6:30 pm. Come and see it before the “beach party version” of Jane Austen’s famous novel Sense and Sensibility, which runs Wednesday through Saturday; Love and Other Junk is Friday/Saturday only.
And don’t miss Significant Other and the late show Smudge - and others Summer Circle connected activities; check out the website below.
6/13-23 -MSU SUMMER CIRCLE CONTINUES...
Shows run Wednesdays through Saturdays for two more weeks.
FREE outdoor theatre in the paved, accessible courtyard behind the Auditorium Building on the corner of Farm Lane and Auditorium Road, with parking right across the street off Auditorium Road.
So much going on! Three Main 8pm shows; a 10pm Late show, and a 6:30 pm Kids/Family show - plus dancing and party stuff going on around the edges. Come early and bring your lawn chair/blanket/food/wine…
(Your friendly neighborhood GLUT lady will be playing the role of Grandma in Significant Other with an amazingly talented and dedicated group of kids!)
More info at