The work presents the stories of six people who have fled their countries. Sarah Ezzat Mardini, who escaped Syria; José Maria João, a former child soldier from Angola; Mamy Maloba Langa, a survivor from the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Shabeena Saveri, an Indian transgender activist; Luis Nava Molero, a political dissident from Venezuela; and Farah Abdi Mohamed, a young atheist from Somalia.
In a first room, actors Alec Baldwin and Julianne Moore perform fragments from these interviews. These performances are followed by the original interviews, presented in full in a second space. Breitz’s work suspends viewers between the first-hand accounts of individuals who would typically remain anonymous in the media and a slick retelling by two actors who are the very embodiment of visibility. This is the first presentation of Love Story in the UK.