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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

In The Vain of Tim Burton, LoveSick


Starts June 11 tile July 17
Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 7pm
LOFT Ensemble
929 East 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 (map)
Box Office (213) - 680-0392

Sounds like a fun little romp Tim Burton could take and make into a movie.

"Written by LOFT ensemble co-founder Larissa Wise, LoveSick is a work of poetic beauty and magical prose. Written mainly in verse, Wise has created a love story set a dream-world. Benjamin (Adam Chambers), an unusual young man obsessed with death, falls in love with Sophia (Larissa Wise), a colorful young woman brimming with life. Against his better judgment, Benjamin finds himself becoming more and more enchanted with Sophia's contrasting world. Each lover is armed with a duo of companions, in Benjamin's case two equally morbid men (John Sperry Sisk and Matt McCroskey) while Sophia flutters about with two girlish playmates (Deborah Baker Jr. and Marissa Galloway). Their worlds become evermore complicated by two predatory nemeses, Sally (Joy Howard) who is obsessed with Benjamin, and Frank (Jason Ryan Lovett) who is obsessed with possessing Sophia. Adding insult to injury are Benjamin's mother (Vanessa Vaughn) and Sophia's father (Sean Durrie), who appear in their mutual dream to expose the couple's secrets and hidden fears.

A darkly beautiful exploration, LoveSick takes the audience on a Wonderland-like journey into the poetic sickness of love"