Love, Virtually

Written by:

Chloe Whitehorn

Cast Size:
7

Roles For:

  • Men: 4
  • Women: 3

Genre:

Comedy
Drama

Themes:

Love
Romance
Technology

Length:

90 min.

Year Written:

2010

Synopsis:

A play about our storybook romance expectations and how real life struggles to live up to the fantasy lives we’ve created for ourselves. It’s like Shrodinger’s cat. As long as you stick to online dating without really getting to know someone, you’re perfect together without actually being in a relationship.

​In a virtual world where you can pretend to be anyone, how do you find someone who will love you for who you really are? Love, Virtually is set in present day, predominantly in a coffee shop, which is both the ideal location for a casual first date as well as the best place to gossip with your friends about those dates. Interspersed with glimpses of online dating personalities largely derived from interviews and real life profiles, it is the fictitious account of Laurel, a thirty year-old singer-songwriter who, as the play opens, is being pushed to dive into the world of online dating both for new song material and to help her move past the loss of a former love. Love, Virtually explores how people connect in today’s internet-based society and how these web-based interactions struggle to satisfy our need to make real connections with others.

First Produced:

2011, Toronto Fringe Festival, Toronto, ON

Resources:

Script available in Divine Wrecks, and other morally questionable tragedies through Amazon.

For more information about the playwright and her work, visit the CWPO collection.

To view other works by this playwright, click here.

Notes:

2011 Best of Fringe selection, Toronto, ON

Visit the playwright’s website here.