HPU Theatre Presents 'Love/Sick'

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 6, 2010 – The High Point University Theatre has already delighted audiences with its production of “Love/Sick,” and there’s still time to attend for those interested. The production, which is being held in the Empty Space Theatre in the Old Student Center, runs through Oct. 10 and is open to the public.

The production is being directed by Jay Putnam, professor of theatre at HPU, and is a world premiere play written by Tony-nominated actor John Cariani, author of the award-winning “Almost Maine.”

The play is a series of eight short plays that presents a slightly twisted modern love story. They all take place in the present, in a slightly alternate suburban reality.

The production features a cast of nine students, including seniors Jennifer Arnold, Anna-Parsons Charles, Nathan Ruffin, Cody Russell and Marie Ventrone, and juniors Daniel Harr, Cate Lightburn, Dan Moldovan and Maggie Jo Saylor. Production and design team for the show includes Matthew Emerson, Daniel Horney and Ryan Hemsoth; Ami Shupe, associate professor of theatre, will serve as costume designer.

The play premiered on Sept. 30. Remaining performances include 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 7-9 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 10.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 for senior citizens, $5 for students and $3 for children 12 and under. Those interested in purchasing tickets may contact the HPU box office at Hayworth Fine Arts Center at 336-841-4673.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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