Enter Love

capDescription: Enter Love is a musical about the fast paced nature of love in the 21st century. Uniquely set in a bustling airport, the show showcases a series of encounters with characters flirting, dreaming, sharing, lying, longing, confessing and finding… love. A metaphor for love’s arrivals, departures, delays, and cancellations, this airport musical is full of symbolic rough landings and some baggage along our travelers’ journeys to romance.

Cast size: Ten, five women and five men. Some will play multiple roles.

Setting: Present day in major city airport bar

Set needs: Multilevel set remains the same through both acts. Bar is center. Scattered bar tables and chairs stage left and right. Airport check-in podium far stage right. Three airplane seats far stage left.

Special effects: A set of artistically enhanced photos of airport scenes (for projection) provide a changing backdrop. Images come with Enter Love package. Script is notated for the sequence of photos and where they change.

Costuming: Contemporary. Costume plot comes with show. Only special needs are flight attendant apparel.

Royalties/Production rights: Negotiated individually with theaters. Licensing.

Synopsis

Enter Love is a musical about the nature of romantic relationships in the first decade of the 21st century.  It is set in an international airport, located in a large city somewhere in the mid-west.   The production consists of a series of encounters—with dialogue and music—that take place between an assortment of couples and individuals at various locations—arrival and departure concourses, waiting lounges, baggage check, a coffee shop, restaurant, observation deck, and the central location, a bar—in the airport.

The terminal provides a physical space which all of the various characters could actually inhabit at more or less the same time.  It also serves as a symbolic space that represents the rapid pace, transient nature, and difficulties of establishing and maintaining relationships of any sort, let alone those involving love and romance.

During the course of the production the audience witnesses various manifestations and stages of romantic relationships as the characters pass through on their way from one flight to another, and many times from one delayed, canceled, or redirected journey to another, or the continuation of a relationship full of, as pilots like to say, “Chop.”.

In spite of all the difficulties there seems to remain in most of the characters, albeit salted with various levels of cynicism, skepticism, and seemingly endless failures, both a deep-seated desire for and a fragile, flickering hope that they will connect and they will at last fly first class and non-stop beside the one they really love and who really loves them.