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"Love/Sick" Play Performs January 24-25-26

From the creator of Almost, Maine (John Cariani), Love/Sick is a collection of nine 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.

Performances are Friday & Saturday, January 24 & 25. 2020 at 8 p.m. with a Sunday matinee on January 26 at 2 p.m. Seating will be on the stage with the actors at the Temple High School Auditorium. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $12 at the door (if available). Tickets are available from students and online at

Cast members include Terry Austin, Liam Bro, Jasmin Buckner, Kylie Burke, Olivia Cabrera, Torrie Culp, Kerynn Eckenrode, Colin Fowler, Caleb Gommert, Cameron Hooper, Erica Lynch, Austin Madsen, Genevieve Myers, Sereniti Patterson, Micheal Rodriguez, Daniel Salazar and Mimansha Shrestha.

See the Information Page for a complete list of which student appears in which short play, along with the Production Staff.

Below are students pictured in their Love/Sick shirts.


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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30 Years

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)