A college professor brings a student home to meet his dysfunctional family – a home so obsessed with cleanliness that the real dirt lurks around every corner and behind every sentence. Toying with post 9/11 phobias, this dark comedy plays upon our fears, both real and imagined.
“Mr. Dohrn seems destined to become a major American playwright, and Sick is a theatrical fable at once profound and witty… Mr. Dohrn's mastery of theatrical rhetoric brings Mr. Albee to mind… his dialogue has the same tensile strength and the same ferociously quicksilver sense of humor. He can spin a yarn, too… I have the feeling people all over America are going to be talking about Sick.” - Dallas Morning News
“Every bit as loud, stringently funny and darkly disturbing as Albee's George and Martha mayhem… Sick is a stunning piece of theater...[Dohrn] is a young Edward Albee, daring to write humor that hints at danger inside American families.” - Dallas Observer
“Engaging, funny, and sometimes shocking... You’ll find yourself thinking and talking about the play for days.” - Park Cities People
“A sharp, winning satire… a post-modern blending of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? with The Glass Menagerie. The play is sharply funny throughout, exuding an irrational sense of fear that adds anxiety to the laughter.” - New Orleans Times-Picayune
Sick received its world premiere at Kitchen Dog Theater in Dallas, Texas, in 2008. It was directed by Chris Carlos.