Thanks to Southern Rep, the region’s premiere professional theatre, the Tulane Environmental Law Society has the opportunity to make a little “green”. The Theatre recently announced its partnership with local environmental groups to increase awareness about local “green” issues and commits to going 75% “green” on the upcoming new comedy, SICK , by Zayd Dohrn which runs March 11 – April 5, 2009. In support of the cause, Southern Rep is offering two special benefit performances that will include a talkback and after-show party, sponsored by Whole Foods Market. Thursday, March 12 benefits the Tulane Environmental Law Society. Friday, March 13 benefits the Gulf Restoration Network and The Alliance for Affordable Energy. A portion of the $23 ticket proceeds will go to support these vital organizations. Aimée Hayes, artistic director at Southern Rep and the director of SICK, commented: “We’re taking the play's message one step further by approaching the production elements with the Three R’s in mind: renew, reuse, recycle. What’s sexier than saving the planet? We all need to get involved now!” SICK is an uproarious look at a family of germ-o-phobes 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 in. When Dad brings home a charming grad-student poet, the family’s fear crescendos -- with chaotic, comedic consequences.
The New York Times on the wickedly wise SICK: “Maxine, the control-freak, über-mother of this loony contemporary household...has created a cocoon-like environment in their antiseptic New York City brownstone that would make the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention proud.”
The Dallas Morning News put the play on its 2008 Top Ten List, saying: “...Sick was stunning all the way around.”
SICK tickets are now on sale. For more information and to order tickets, call (504) 522-6545, or visit Southern Rep's website.