- Arts + Music
- Upper School
The McCallie Theater Department will present Love/Sick in the Black Box this weekend. Shows will be Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.
Written by John Cariani, Love/Sick is a collection of short plays that portray the stages of love and relationships. Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality that revolves around a local supercenter, the show explores the pain and the joy that comes with being in love. Each play has its own arc and tells the story of a couple at a crossroads in their relationship.
“This is a very funny play and audiences will have a good time, but it’s not without heartbreak and darker moments,” says Director Jason Tinney. “What excited me about Love/Sick was the opportunity to explore the emotional – and mental – highs and lows of romantic relationships in precise and meaningful moments. The nine short plays that comprise Love/Sick are essentially postcards that will resonate with anyone who has ever been in love. Many of the student actors have never experienced the journeys their characters take. Early on in the rehearsal process, I asked them to be fearless. And they have been – without question. I applaud them for their courage.”
Advance tickets for the show are available at this link. Tickets will also be available at the door. Admission is free for McCallie and GPS students and faculty.
Note: This show is recommended for mature audiences.
Photos from the show are posted here.
The cast includes students from both McCallie and Girls Preparatory School.
Daniel Alcala ‘22
Wes Glass ‘22
Ben Johnson ‘22
Duke Parker ‘23
Dandy Reynoso Diaz ‘23
Lucas Taylor ‘22
Jack Williams '23
Morgan Wills ‘23
Ella Beth Wiedmer
Director: Jason Tinney
Assistant Director: Stevie Ray Dallimore
Technical Director: Taylor Boyd
Creative Consultant: Holly Morse-Ellington
Stage Manager: Jane Baldwin
Graham Slakie '22
Jack Wilde '23
Calder Gant '26
John David Gant '26