Anthony Rapp, Sam Underwood, Elizabeth Davis and More Are Love/Sick June 23

Love/Sick, a new play by John Cariani, receives its first professional reading in New York June 23 at 7 PM at The Mainstage Theater.

Elizabeth A. Davis
Elizabeth A. Davis

Produced by Believe Theatrical, the reading benefits the Hemophilia Association of New York (HANY).

A Q & A with Cariani and the cast follows the performance. 

The cast includes Anthony Rapp ( If/Then, Rent), Sam Underwood ("Dexter," "Homeland"), Adriana DeGirolami ("The Four-Faced Liar"), Elizabeth Davis ( Once), Alex Wyse ( Lysistrata Jones, "Bored to Death"), Valorie Curry ("The Following"), Jerzy Gwiazdowski ("Across the Universe," "Girls"), Pat Buckley ("Death of a President"), Jenny Kirlin ("Rainbow Rabbit Reliant," "The Sopranos") Sara Thigpen (Boomerang Theatre Company), Seth Kirschner ("30 Rock"), Jennifer Mudge ( Rocky), Zachary Booth ( The Winslow Boy, "Damages"), Brian Williams ("Elsewhere"), Carolyn Charpie (New York Picture Company), Justin Hagan ("Shortbus," "The Good Wife") and company members Katy Wright-Mead ("Boardwalk Empire"), Kate White ("Fall To Rise"), Edward Carnevale ( A Fable) and hemophiliac Patrick James Lynch ( The Irish Curse, "Stop The Bleeding!").

Jim Fagan (American Songbook, Sweeney Todd) directs.

Here's how the production is billed: " Love/Sick is a collection of ten twisted, touching and hilarious short plays that explore all the euphoria and sorrow that love brings to people’s lives. Each mini play features a different, yet equally compelling couple who find themselves at one of the many stages of love."

Believe Theatrical was founded by Ryan Gielen, Patrick Morris, Kate White, Katy Wright-Mead and Patrick James Lynch. It hosts quarterly readings of new works.

The Mainstage Theater is located at 416 West 42nd Street. Tickets can be purchased at believetheatrical.com.