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by Zayd Dohrn
Directed by Mark Pickell
November 5 - December 5, Hyde Park Theatre
Sick is an uproarious look at a family of germ-ophobes who have severe allergies to everything from Cheez-Whiz and cleaning supplies to city air. As prisoners inside their vacuum-sealed home and garbed in non-allergic clothing, they live each day in terror that a stray mold spore or chemical will sneak into their lives. When Dad brings home one of his graduate students, the family’s fear crescendos– with chaotic comedic consequences.
“…a young Edward Albee, daring to write humor that hints at danger inside American families” -- Dallas Observer
About the Playwright Zayd Dohrn’s plays, including Sick, Magic Forest Farm, and Reborning, have been produced and developed at Manhattan Theatre Club, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Marin Theatre Company, Summer Play Festival, Alliance Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Southern Rep, and Kitchen Dog Theater, among others. He received Lincoln Center’s Lecomte du Nouy Prize, the Theatre Masters Visionary Playwrights Award, the Sky Cooper Prize, and the Jean Kennedy Smith Award, as well as residencies and/or commissions from Ars Nova, Dallas Theatre Center, Chautauqua, and the Royal Court Theatre of London. He earned his MFA from NYU and was a two-year Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Fellow at Juilliard.