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Sick by Zayd Dohrn

1 September 2009

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy – B Iden Payne Nomination

Capital T presents



by Zayd Dohrn

Directed by  Mark Pickell

Scenic Design Tommy Grubbs & Mark Pickell

Sound Design Adam Hilton

Costume Design Cheryl Painter

Stage Manager Derek Kolluri

November 5-December 5

Hyde Park Theatre

Following up after its summer hits KILLER JOE and I HEART WALMART Cap T presents SICK by Zayd Dohrn. SICK is an uproarious look at a family of germ-ophobes who have severe allergies to everything from Cheez-Whiz and cleaning supplies to city air. As prisoners inside their vacuum-sealed home and garbed in non-allergic clothing they live each day in terror that a stray mold spore or chemical will sneak into their lives. When Dad brings home one of his graduate students, the family’s fear crescendos– with chaotic comedic consequences.


Sarah – Tayler Gill

Jim – Joey LePage,

Davey – Stephen Mercantel

Sidney – Joe Reynolds,

Maxine – Rebecca Robinson

“…a young Edward Albee, daring to write humor that hints at danger inside American families” Dallas Observer

Listen to an interview with Playwright Zayd Dohrn

Read a New York Times Feature Article on Dohrn

About the Playwright

Zayd Dohrn’s plays, including Sick, Magic Forest Farm, and Reborning, have been produced and developed at Manhattan Theatre Club, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Marin Theatre Company, Summer Play Festival, Alliance Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Southern Rep, and Kitchen Dog Theater, among others. He received Lincoln Center’s Lecomte du Nouy Prize, the Theatre Masters Visionary Playwrights Award, the Sky Cooper Prize, and the Jean Kennedy Smith Award, as well as residencies and/or commissions from Ars Nova, Dallas Theatre Center, Chautauqua, and the Royal Court Theatre of London. He earned his MFA from NYU and was a two-year Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Fellow at Juilliard.