Princeton Arts Fellow Aaron Landsman and actor Frank Harts will hold two open rehearsals of Landsman’s full-length monologue Love Story on Friday, November 7, and Monday, November 10 from 1:30 to 5:15 p.m. in Room 207 on the second floor of 185 Nassau Street. The piece is the second work on which Harts and Landsman have collaborated, and it will be presented next March at ASU Gammage in Tempe, Arizona. The rehearsals are designed to give Harts some time with this text and to give Landsman a chance to take a stab at rewriting a problematic ending. The rehearsals are free and open to the public.

Love Story follows an episode in the life of William, a sympathetic stalker who knows every street in New York City because he has walked them himself. The piece is about loneliness, anonymity, love, and the marginal characters at the edges of your vision in any big city. In the course of the piece, William becomes more and more wrapped up in the relationship of a couple whose engagement he witnesses at a Greek restaurant one night. In the end, it’s the changing city that reveals itself as the beating heart of an affair that can never come true. Early versions of Love Story have been performed at the Collapsable Hole space in Brooklyn and the Fusebox Festival in Austin.

About Aaron Landsman

Landsman is a 2014-16 Princeton Arts Fellow currently teaching a Lewis Center course on Ethnographic Playwriting. Read his full bio

About Frank Harts

Following the release of Jono Oliver’s Home, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, Frank Harts has completed production on the films Experimenter with director Michael Almereyda, and The Family Fang with director Jason Bateman. Harts is also now recurring on HBO’s The Leftovers alongside Justin Theroux. His plays Dennis Luckey, deputy to Theroux’s police chief. New York stage work includes roles he originated in David Ives’s latest play School For Lies, Toshiki Okada’s American premiere of Enjoy, and Lincoln Center Theatre’s (LCT3) production of Kirsten Greenidges’s Luck of the Irish. Harts made his Broadway debut in 2004 in the Tony Award-winning revival of A Raisin In The Sun as George Murchison. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School’s Drama Division.