A Prologue Discussion: Director Maria Mileaf Talks About Let There Be Love at A.C.T.
this exciting preshow discussion, A.C.T. Dramaturg Michael Paller
discusses Let There Be Love with director Maria Mileaf. Mileaf’s passion
for plays with strong characters led her to Kwame Kwei-Armah’s
unforgettable work about a cantankerous, aging West Indian immigrant
whose life and family relationships are transformed by a young Polish
caregiver who has recently arrived in London. Mileaf has said that the
play is bound to create a unique relationship between the actors and
audience: “It’s a three-character play; they all have very different
perspectives on the world, but they’re all dealing with the same
events—maybe the person next to you is going to see the story through
the point of view of a different character from the one you are most
drawn to. That’s going to make for an interesting conversation after the
show.” Mileaf discusses the rich world of Let There Be Love, from the
dynamic sets (inspired by the living rooms of actual West Indian
immigrants) to Kwei-Armah’s intimate story about immigrants finding home
and discovering camaraderie with the unlikeliest of people.
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