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LOVE at Park Avenue Armory, New York

by Alexander Zeldin
A Zeldin Company

A young girl stands straight, in a dimly lit functional room, with a doorway off to the right open onto an illuminated space.

Booking and details

25 February — 25 March 2023
This show has now ended
The event location is

Park Avenue Armory, New York

643 Park Avenue
New York
NY 10065
United States

Having gripped UK audiences at the National Theatre in 2016 and garnered widespread acclaim around the world since its London premiere, this engaging new play makes its North American premiere and marks the New York debut of writer and director Alexander Zeldin.

This powerful piece of drama—written after a years-long process of community collaboration and immersion, personal interviews, and first-hand accounts—draws attention to the cracks in the welfare system when several families are brought together in a shelter in the lead up to Christmas.

The audience is invited to step inside their reality and bear witness to some of the touching, humorous, and profoundly human instances of their combined existence.

Played with the house lights up and audience members seated amongst the company, the heart-breaking production reveals the cast seeming to live rather than act.

The result is an authentic and intimate story for our times that shows rather than tells, born out of the daily rituals of survival to expose the humanity behind housing insecurity.

An A Zeldin Company and Park Avenue Armory Production
Original production by the National Theatre in co-Production with Brimingham Repertory Theatre
Touring Production by Odéon-Théatre de l’Europe and A Zeldin Company

‘a great piece of theater — funny, beautifully staged, and with the kind of excitement that retunes your attention to tiny heartbreaks instead of just huge ones’

The New York Times, Critic’s Pick

‘Stark, Powerful, and the Best New Play in New York’

The Daily Beast



Production supported by The Polonsky Foundation


A young girl stands straight, in a dimly lit functional room, with a doorway off to the right open onto an illuminated space.
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Alex Austin

Amelda Brown
Amelda Brown photo portrait

Amelda Brown

Naby Dakhli

Janet Etuk

Amelia Finnegan

Oliver Finnegan

Nick Holder

Hind Swareldahab

Grace Willoughby

Production team

Alexander Zeldin

Alexander Zeldin


Natasha Jenkins

Set and Costume Design

Marc Williams

Lighting Design

Josh Anio Grigg

Josh Anio Grigg

Sound Design

Marcin Rudy


Jacob Sparrow

Jacob Sparrow


Elin Schofield

Elin Schofield

Associate Director

Kev McCurdy

Kev McCurdy

Fight Director



Original National Theatre production image by Sarah Lee