John Cariani's Love/Sick Will Get Portland World Premiere

By Adam Hetrick
January 14, 2013

Love/Sick, a new romantic comedy by Almost, Maine playwright-actor John Cariani, will receive its world premiere this spring at Portland Stage.



Sally Wood will helm the production that begins previews March 26 and will continue through April 21. Casting is currently underway for the Portland, ME, premiere.

Here's how it's billed: "A series of funny and sad love stories – some gone wrong and others gone right – exploring the complications of romance in the suburban jungle. From a bride-to-be whose literally cold feet are holding up her marriage, to a career-minded couple who forgot to have a baby, this world premiere production is a romantic comedy for imperfect lovers and dreamers."

Cariani appeared in the 2004 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof. He earned a Tony Award nomination for his work. His first play, Almost, Maine, premiered Off-Broadway in 2006. It is among the most-produced plays in the U.S. He is also the author of Last Gas.

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