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Information Page for "Love/Sick"

By John Cariani

Friday & Saturday, January 24 & 25. 2020 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 26 at 2 p.m.
Seating on the stage of the Temple High School Auditorium

Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door (if available)

From the creator of Almost, Maine, this is a collection of several slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays. Every scene is about love, and especially about love’s power to make you sick — not only heartsick, but sometimes physically ill.



Each short play takes place at 7:30 on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality.

A young man and a young woman catch sight of each other while shopping
at the SuperCenter and take each other’s breath away.

     Woman = Olivia Cabrera
     Man = Austin Madsen

A woman expecting a creative marriage proposal instead receives a different message.
     Singing Telegram Man = Terry Austin
     Louise = Mimansha Shrestha-

A declaration of love makes a man deaf, tongue-tied, and numb.
     Andy = Daniel Salazar
     Ben = Cameron Hooper

A woman, on the day of her wedding, realizes that she never actually responded
to her fiancé’s proposal of marriage.

     Celia = Kylie Burke
     Keith = Colin Fowler

A woman claiming to be murderously bored with her marriage pulls a "surprise" on her husband.
     Sarah = Kerynn Eckenrode
     Bill = Liam Bro

A man wants a divorce because things in his marriage aren’t like they used to be.
     Maddie = Sereniti Patterson
     Jason = Caleb Gommert

On her 39th birthday, it dawns on Jill that the target date she had set
to have a child has arrived, but the baby hasn’t.

     Kevin = Michael Rodriguez
     Jill = Jasmin Buckner

Abbie is rummaging through her garage looking for something she’s lost.
     Abbie = Torrie Culp
     Liz = Erica Lynch

Another chance meeting at the SuperCenter of
star-crossed — or, better, double-crossed — lovers.

     Emily = Genevieve Myers
     Jake = Cameron Hooper


Directors = Natasha Tolleson, Kayla Stewart and Spencer Tolleson
Technical Director = Joe Lombardo
Lights & Sound Supervisor = Kayla Stewart

Stage Manager = Allison Quiroz

Set Foreman =  Jacob Edwards
Set Crew = Noah Delgado, Ashli Haversperger, Marshall Thomas

Costume Mistresses = Jillian Knox and Dacey Dulaney
Costume Crew = Carmel Ankrom, Kyle Kilgore, Alievia Johnson

Hair & Make-Up Crew Chief = Julia Prather
Hair & Make-Up Crew = Natalie Greenfeild, Nogaye Gueye, Leilani Mallon

Properties Mistresses = Alyssa Amador and Kelsi Seiter
Properties Crew = Michelle Boyles, Izabella Duckett, Daniela Ramos

Light Board Operator = Victoria Stanley
Lighting Crew = Janice Cody, Jackson Romans

Sound Board Operator = Melody Oradesky
Sound Crew = Holden Rounds

Publicity = Lauren Bruckbauer

Front-of-House Manager = Lauren Bruckbauer
Front-of-House Crew = Kanae Bowers

REMOVED FROM THE COMPANY = Matthew Harris, Madalyn Brumbaugh








Thespian Troupe #1966
Temple High School
Theatre Arts Department
415 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76504

Natasha Tolleson
Office 254-215-7278

Theatre Instructor,
Lights & Sound
Kayla Stewart

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Temple's UIL One-Act Play Team has been a District Champion for 30 years in a row (as of March 2022). No other UIL team at Temple High holds such a record.

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2020-2021 Highlights

Texas Thespians:
18 Students Advance to
International Competition

State Champion:
Thespian Team Tech Design

Three Films Advance in
UIL Film Contest

Five State Qualifiers
in UIL Theatrical Design;
Group Wins Bronze Medal

District Speech: 10 of 15
Advancers were from Temple,
Two District Team Champs

UIL One-Act Play Student Body
Advances to State Meet
(5th Time in the last 6 Meets)
Final 8 out of 249 schools

State 2nd Runner-Up, UIL
Theatre Team Champions

2019-2020 Highlights

Texas Thespian Convention
Six Events Advance to
International Competition

Named a Texas Thespian
Outstanding Troupe (1 of 6)

Named Texas Thespian
All-Star Troupe (1 of 23)

Second Place in Texas
Team Mask Making

Performed Marathon Play
Wilderness for 500 people

UIL One-Act Play Mac Beth
District Champion. Contests
after district were cancelled

2018-2019 Highlights

Mrs. Tolleson Named a
TETA Educator of the Year

Texas Thespian Convention
All 8 Events Advance to
International Competition

Team Mask Making

Team Set Design

Nominee, Texas Thespian
Troupe of the Year (1 of 6)

5th Place
Baby with the Bathwater

Texas UIL 6A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of 254 schools)

5th Place in Texas, Div. 2
UIL Dramatic Design Group

2017-2018 Highlights

Texas Thespian Convention
All 10 Events Advance to
International Competition
(More than any other troupe)

Texas Thespian Performance
of Wonder of the World

Texas Thespian All-Star
Troupe (1 of 10 in Texas)

Nominee, Texas Thespian
Troupe of the Year (1 of 3)

4th Place On the Verge
Texas UIL 5A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of over 250 schools)