Nobody Loves You
By Itamar Moses & Gaby Alter
Directed by Michelle Tattenbaum
Originally produced at The Old Globe, San Diego, CA.
May 2, 2012 through June 10, 2012
About the Premiere Production: " When Jeff, a young grad student, joins a reality television show to try and win back his ex, he unexpectedly meets another girl who might be the love of his life. But then he's seduced by the adulation of his fans, and must decide what is more important - fame or love? Filled with tuneful pop songs, Nobody Loves You is an irreverent new musical comedy about the search for real relationships in a pop culture that is anything but. Nobody Loves You deftly lampoons the reality behind reality television shows, while also exploring the profound challenges that young adults face as they struggle with timeless existential questions about life and work. The musical has an Indie pop-rock sensibility that combines contemporary humor and irony with a timeless message about love and human connection."
Artistic Statement: "Supporting the development of new plays and musicals is a critical part of The Old Globe's mission. This theatre continually works to secure the resources and has demonstrated the capacity to support high caliber world-premiere productions leading to subsequent productions at other regional theatres as well as in New York. The Globe is thrilled to be supporting Itamar Moses and Gaby Alter through the final stages of developing and producing the first fully realized production of Nobody Loves You. Moses was the Globe's 2008-09 Playwright-in-Residency and Nobody Loves You will be his third world premiere produced by The Old Globe. From the beginning of his career, he has been willing to tackle difficult ideas and a wide range of subjects in his plays. He's versatile, intelligent, and bravely philosophical - and remains willing to take risks and open to collaboration with other artists and audiences as he continues to develop his craft."
Grant Statement: A grant from the Edgerton Foundation will allow the Globe to add one additional week of rehearsal in studio, three additional days of technical rehearsal and three additional previews. Having additional time to refine a new work prior to its press opening is especially critical for musicals, and the Globe is grateful to have the Foundation's support.
Director: Michelle Tattenbaum