Anthony Rapp, Sam Underwood, Elizabeth Davis and More Will Be Love/Sick

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11 Jun 2014

Elizabeth A. Davis
Elizabeth A. Davis

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

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

A Q & A with Cariani and the cast will follow the performance. 

The cast of 20 includes Anthony Rapp (If/Then, Rent), Sam Underwood ("Dexter," "Homeland"), Rachel Brosnahan ("House of Cards"), Elizabeth Davis (Once), Craig muMs Grant ("Oz"), 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") and hemophiliac Patrick James Lynch (The Irish Curse, "Stop The Bleeding!").

Jim Fagan (American Songbook, Sweeney Todd) will direct.

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.