Performances are scheduled for Wednesday, April 19, through Saturday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 23, at both 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Ruth Pearce Wilson Lab Theatre on East College Street.
Of Love/Sick, the playwright says, “Every scene is about love, and especially about love’s power to make you sick – not only heartsick but sometimes physically ill. But every scene looks at a different aspect of this focal subject. And every scene embeds the pain in rueful laughter.”
The short plays are summarized this way:
“Obsessive Compulsive” – Two people with the same disorder meet in ‘Super Store’. Cast: Kendal Warren, Wheelersburg, Ohio, and Chandler Brooks, Corbin.
“Singing Telegram Man” – A young woman receives a singing telegram…with a surprise. Cast: Hayley Baker, Bedford; Emily Harrod, Louisville; and Devon Williams, Cynthiana.
“The Answer” – A bride and groom deal with last minute questions before the ceremony. Cast: Julie Anderson, Cincinnati, Ohio; Shannon Eckelkamp, Paducah; and Ross Smith, Cynthiana.
“UH-OH” – Young couple have settled into a familiar routine. Cast: Harley Dublow, Nashua, NH, and Dalton Graves, Winchester.
“Lunch and Dinner” – Young couple discover they need more variety. Cast: Emma White, Berea, and Skylar Vest, Taylorsville.
“Forgot” – Young couple realize time does not wait…gives no reminder. Cast: Mimi Housewright, Mount Sterling, and Harry Smith, Cynthiana.
“Where Was I?” – The ‘work’ of a relationship is questioned. Cast: Ashley Hall, Chicago, Il; Kyra Higgins, Redfox; Willow Dove, Chillicothe, Ohio; and Devin Matthews, Dallas, Texas.
“Destiny” – A former couple meet again, years later in a ‘Super Store’. Cast: Emily Eader, Kaneohe, Hi. and Dalton Graves, Winchester. Skylar Vest, director.
Love/Sick is a darker cousin to Cariani’s hit play, Almost Maine. With the exception of Destiny, the slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays are directed by George McGee, professor of theatre and film. The stage manager is Shelby West.
Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this romp explores the pain and the joy that comes with being in love. Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, Love/Sick is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone. (Note: recommended for teen and older.)
Tickets are priced at $3 for students and $5 for adults. They may be purchased in advance at the college bookstore and at the theatre box office, or at the door a half-hour ahead on performance dates.