Elephant Theatre Company Premieres LOVE SICK, Opens 9/23


The Elephant Theatre Company, David Fofi and Lindsay Allbaugh, Co-Artistic Directors, has announced the world premiere of Love Sick by Kristina Poe, directed by Fofi, at the Elephant Space in Hollywood. There will be two preview performances on September 21 and 22, with opening night set for Friday, September 23 at 8:00. Love Sick will play a limited engagement through October 29.

Love Sick is a graphic tale which follows one woman's dark and comic quest for revenge. When Emily's happily ever after comes crashing down, she embarks on a journey of seduction, power, coercion and self-discovery which quickly descends into a riddled web of mysterious and alluring encounters. Playwright Kristina Poe wrote Love Sick, her first play, as a member of LAByrinth Theater Company in New York City. Poe is currently at work on her new play, The Restlessness of Desire.

The cast of Love Sick (in alphabetical order) is Robert John Brewer, Kerry Carney, Etienne Eckert, Michael Friedman, Christopher Game, Laura Harman, Alexandra Hoover, Kate Huffman, Louis Douglas Jacobs, Melanie Jones, Nikki McCauley, Dominic Rains, Kenny Suarez, Caryl West, and Salvator Xuereb. The set design is by Elephant Stageworks, lighting design is by Matt Richter, costume design is by Louis Douglas Jacobs, and sound design is by Joseph Slawinski. The stage manager is Rebecca Schoenberg, and Love Sick is produced for the Elephant by Lindsay Allbaugh, Cheryl Huggins, and Tara Norris.

There will be two preview performances on Wednesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 22 at 8pm. Opening night is Friday, September 23 at 8:00. Admission is $15 for previews, $20 for regular performances, and $30 for opening night, which includes a post-performance reception with the cast. The regular running schedule is Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, and the engagement will run through October 29. Tickets are on sale now, and may be purchased by calling (877) 369-9112 or by reserving online at www.elephanttheatrecompany.com.

For more information, go to www.elephanttheatrecompany.com. Visit the Elephant on Facebook, and follow us on twitter @elephanttheatre. The Elephant Space is located at 6322 Santa Monica Boulevard (just west of Vine), in Hollywood. Street parking is available.


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