The title is enough to make you ponder ... imagine being in love with a virus...
Jemma Kahn's latest work done in collaboration with Jaco Bouwer who directs makes its debut appropriately at the National Arts Festival. Both Bouwer and Kahn are previous winners of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award.
Both push boundaries and what a truly unusual and innovative yet clever concept; to create a performance with this subject. It takes a very talented team to pull it off and undoubtedly it works, judging by the strongly positive audience response on the day I saw it.
It's indeed one of those charming stories although you may well ask how can you be in love with an entity that exists under a microscope.
Richly textured, informative, amusing and whimsical although contemplative and sad at the same time, it opens with virologist Joan Remy demonstrating she's on the brink of making a breakthrough in rabies research.