Auburn to Stage Dohrn's Sick for Berkshire Theatre Festival

News   Auburn to Stage Dohrn's Sick for Berkshire Theatre Festival
 
Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Auburn will direct the regional premiere of Zayd Dohrn's black comedy Sick, which will play a late summer run at the Berkshire Theatre Festival.

The production begins Aug. 18 and opens Aug. 22. As previously reported, Greg Keller will headline. The run ends Sept. 6.

Sick, according to BTF notes, "is the story of the Krebs family who live in a home on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. This home has been turned into a veritable 'clean room' to provide safe haven to the children of the Krebs family, both of whom suffer appear to suffer from severe allergies. But despite Mrs. Krebs' attempts to protect her family with scrubbers, masks, and isolation, the delicate balance is brought to the breaking point when her husband's academic career brings a stranger into their safe house."

Complete casting and creative duties will be announced shortly.

Auburn earned the 2001 Tony and Pulitzer Prize for his play Proof, which also earned a Best Actress Tony Award for its star Mary Louise Parker. The play was later adapted into a 2005 film of the same title starring Gwyneth Paltrow. Auburn made his film directorial debut with his screenplay for "The Girl in the Park" and also penned the screenplay for "The Lake House."

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