Nearly a decade after it premiered at the 2012 Toronto Fringe, a new audio adaptation of Julia Lederer’s With Love and a Major Organ streams at the Primetime Festival. Over the years, the play has garnered praise in the US and Europe. With aggressive poetry, the piece unfolds like a whimsically gory fever dream of three urbanites and their wonky attempts at human connection.
Narrated by Jennifer Villaverde, the audio play features Michela Cannon (Anabel), Kaleb Alexander (George) and Fiona Reid (Mona). After a few awkward meet cutes on the subway, Anabel gives George her actual heart. As he doesn’t have one of his own, he absconds with it. Anabel, desperate to have it back, befriends his mother, Mona, who has her own troubles with the human heart—failing spectacularly in a series of comically clumsy speed dates. Continue Reading