(COVINGTON, KY) – Pair college romance with a healthy dose of video games and the result is IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT, playing weekends November 3-18, 2018 at The Carnegie. A rom-com for the digital generation, the play is a new take on society and romance in the age of the internet with plenty of fantasy, adventure, and humor.
IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT tells the story of Evie Malone, college senior and gamer girl who has it all figured out. She commands a top-ranked guild in World of Warcraft with her virtual boyfriend and makes money on the side writing love letters for people having relationship problems. She makes game plans, employs strategies, and doesn’t take stupid risks…until she falls in love in real life. No amount of gaming expertise will help her out when she finds herself with a non-virtual, totally real, and incredibly cute boyfriend.
“This play is a fast-paced, romantic jaunt for those who like a little computer nerd in their love stories,” says Maggie Perrino, Theatre Director at The Carnegie. “It begins on campus, but in the second act enters The World of Warcraft where paladins, princesses, and monsters cross paths to bring our lovers back together again. Witty and sharp, IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT fuses the fun of cosplay and video games with the dirty humor and outrageous scenarios of a Judd Apatow film. Bring your sense of humor, but leave the kids at home.”
Directed by Perrino, the cast of IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT will be led by Katie Mitchell as Evie and Rhys Boatwright as Raul.
Performances of IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT run weekends November 3-18, 2018, Friday & Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $26, $23 for Carnegie Members and ArtsPass Members, $19 for students. Tickets can be purchased through The Carnegie Box Office, open Tuesday-Friday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., in person or by phone at (859) 957-1940, or online at www.thecarnegie.com. Patrons seeking group or student tickets should call to make arrangements.
CONTENT ADVISORY: Adult Themes, Explicit Language
IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
The 2018-19 Carnegie Theatre Series is presented by the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. Additional support comes from the Kentucky Department of Tourism. The Performer Sponsor for IN LOVE AND WARCRAFT is Baird.