Through August 9 - Love and Information at The Strand. What an inspired choice to open A.C.T.'s beautiful rehabilitation of the old Strand theater, mere steps away from the Twitter building and SF techdouche gentrification central. Many a critic has described Caryl Churchill's 2012 play as kaleidoscopic, and indeed there are dozens of scenes ranging from a few seconds to a few minutes in length as well as over a hundred characters played by an impressive rotating cast. The onslaught of data onstage can feel just as wearying (and aimless) at times as an extended internet browsing session, but that is exactly Churchill's intent. How much information can we actually process when we're constantly jumping to the next headline before we've barely formed an opinion about the last one, and how do we find the kind of human connection that sustains our souls when "fear of missing out" causes us to become nothing more to each other than missed connections? Churchill offers no quick and easy answers, but she points to our capacity for empathy an encouraging sign for our species. As long as we have love, there's still hope for us.