September 2016 marks the fifteenth-year anniversary of Rob and Lucy’s very first date. What better way to mark this milestone than to create a show all about love?
Play title: In Fidelity
Author (s): Rob Drummond
Publication Date: 2016
Primary Discipline: Biology
Secondary Discipline: Evolutionary Theory
Scientist (s): Charles and Emma Darwin
Source Texts: Unknown
Character Breakdown: 3 male, 4 female
Rob, Gary*, Sarah*, Zara*(**), Charles**, Emma**
*= audience participants
**= participants read for these characters
Time Period: Present Day
Synopsis of Play: September 2016 marks the fifteenth-year anniversary of Rob and Lucy’s very first date. What better way to mark this milestone than to create a show all about love? As part of his research Rob underwent an MRI scan. His ventromedial prefrontal cortex surged when looking at a picture of his wife. However, it also surged while looking at other pictures.
In equal part TED Talk and theatrical experiment, it is a show that combines a live on-stage date and evolutionary theory. Whether you’re single or attached, this is a big-hearted play for those looking to find love and those wanting to celebrate it.
First Performance Date: 5 August 2016
First Producer: Traverse Theatre
Performance History: In Fidelity by Rob Drummond had its world premiere at Traverse Theatre on August 5, 2016 before its opening at the Tenth Annual HighTide Festival on September 8-18, 2016. Written and performed by Rob Drummond. Directed by Steven Atkinson. Designed by Ana Ines Jabrares Pita. Lighting Design by Natasha Chivers. Sound Design by George Dennis, Projection by Jack Henry James. Production Manager: Simon MacColl. Stage Managed by Deanne Jones.
Entered by: Denise Gillman/ Brooke Sanders