With Love and a Major Organ (85 Minute Digital Version) by Julia Lederer
Anabel gives her heart to a stranger she meets on the subway.
He disappears with it and her limbs begin to fall asleep. She needs to get it back.
George is on the run, but keeps getting distracted by romantic comedies and feelings he's never had before.
Mona is online speed-dating and seeking therapy from GoogleShrink to feel more connected to the world.
Then a stranger appears on her doorstep in search of a missing heart.
Whimsical, funny, and wildly original, With Love and a Major Organ is a unique and entertaining exploration of emotion in the age of technology. Why is it that we are ever more connected and yet we have never felt more alone?
A modern day fable about what it costs to give your heart away, and what happens when you discover you actually have one.
This final version of With Love and a Major Organ is internationally acclaimed, with productions all over North America and in Europe. It has yet to have a professional production in Canada.
"[A] show that stands out above the others... just about perfect... rises to a rare level of universal truth, all while making us laugh. A lot.”
- NewCity Stage, Chicago
"Explored with considerable charm...Lederer’s dialogue is laced with sophisticated poetry and wry insight into the isolation faced by a generation.”
- The Los Angeles Times
"Lederer has a deliciously twisted way with words.... the result is pure elation." - Chicago Stage Standard
"Lederer has managed to take themes as old as time and find a new, modern spin that exudes charm from start to finish.” - On Stage & Screen
"[B]rash, poetic and fiercely original " - NOW Magazine, Toronto
"What could be more important than seeing a play like “With Love and a Major Organ,” with its insistence that one’s heart is central to everything.” - Pasadena Star News
The 60-minute version premiered at the Toronto Fringe as has been produced in Chicago and Alaska. This full 85-minute version was re-worked with the support of the Theatre @ Boston Court, where it premiered in 2017.
This play can also be done with a cast of three women.
* Age, gender, and enthnicity are open.
Keywords: love, comedy, magic, magic realism, female protagonist, poetic, language, technology, communication, romance, heart, theatrical
Run time: 85 minutes
Male Cast: 1
Female Cast: 2
Suitable for students aged 14+.