High School South presented Love/Sick by John Cariani last weekend. The play is describes as a hilarious yet slightly twisted unromantic comedy, and will be performed at South’s Playhouse on each of the three days at at 7 p.m.
In nine short plays, Love/Sick examines the delicate balance between pain and joy while falling and being in love. On a Friday night in nine parallel, suburban realities, the imperfections of love take form in a couple of “obsessive/impulsives” who can’t fight the urge to kiss, the guy who physically cannot bear to hear the phrase “I love you”, the couple that realizes a little too late that they forgot to have “the baby” and lots more.
The ensemble cast features Satch Berger, Evan Chartock, Gracie Chase, Jordan Hoogsteden, Chloe Jung, Paige Kowalski, Bryce McCreary, Isabelle Meiers, Matthew Odediran, Samuel Ping, Angelica Qin, Kazim Rezvi and Anna Sherman with several actors playing multiple characters.
The production crew includes: stage managers Anika Vincent and Kelly McElroy; student producers Elise Manzari, Shravani Bagawde and Sriya Gopu; costumers Sanya Tejwani and Shriya Syamala; prop team Emma Mattio-Smith and Alexandra Franco; and lighting team Tyler Grabowiecki, Liza Khrypkova, Dana Jung, Eric Tiganila, Nikos Karris-Flores, Justin Cheung, Ben Perez and Simran Salem.
The show is directed by Marilyn Mangone Stoddard and produced by Samantha Silva. Costumes are designed by Kathy Slothower. Jeff Cantor is the set builder and Michael Novak is the lighting coordinator.