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LOFT ensemble is taking "LoveSick" to the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival!

The Play

Beautiful and new. Rotten and festering. Lack of it and crippling need for it. Its twisted conceptions and its infinite wonders. LoveSick is about love at every angle. Benjamin and Sophia find each other in a dream. Even though they're from opposites sides of the track (he being a Poe-ish boy from the cemetery and she being a sticky-sweet girl from a toy box) their lives parallel as the dream and its guides bring them together. Through increasingly clearer memories of Benjamin's mother and Sophia's father, despite the roadblocks caused by Sally and Frank (their very intense admirers), Benjamin and Sophia learn to see their lives for what they really are and fight for what they really want. 

A darkly beautiful exploration, LoveSick takes the audience on a Wonderland-like journey into the poetic sickness of love.  Also, it's funny. 

That's what the story is but how it's told is what makes it special and unique to us. LoveSick is largely written in verse. It also uses movement and music heavily to create character and move the plot, all while adjusting its style and mood as the characters and dream progress. 

www.facebook.com/lovesickplay

LoveSick 2012 Cast: Adam Chambers, Larissa Wise, Matt McCroskey, Noah Benjamin, Marissa Galloway, Jessica Botello, Christina Joy Howard, Jason Ryan Lovett, Vanessa Vaughn, Sean Durrie

LoveSick 2012 Producers: Kevin Meoak, Danny Jordan

Backstage review

"A kind of a Tim Burton fairy tale on acid, Larissa Wise's story of boy meets girl...is a wonderfully stylized romp through young love and identity."

"We also enjoy Wise's rich language—with rhymed couplets galore—and the performers' all-around ability to relish it."

Quotes from Goldstar.com member reviews

"A fascinating, well written play."

"...a truly magical, not to be missed experience."

"This was really good and certainly different from most stuff out there."

"We enjoyed it and left feeling really inspired by the creativity of the young woman who wrote and performed in the piece. It's original and enjoyable."

"Funny, touching, a truly unique theatrical experience."

"One of the best plays I've ever seen - beautiful story and prose, incredibly well played (so much talent on this stage!) and so funny! 

You won't regret it!"

"I was completely spellbound from beginning to end."

"We loved this play. It was innovative, well-produced, and splendidly presented. Highly recommended!" 

The Goal

LOFT ensemble is a small non-profit theatre company in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. Most of our members were in LoveSick when it was produced in LA so we are ecstatic to learn that we've been accepted into the New York International Fringe Festival and would love to bring this show (that we're so proud of) to one of the largest theatre festivals in the world. But New York is a long way from Los Angeles...

We need funding to cover the many expenses that are necessary to get us there. Your support would help us cover airfare, festival fees, housing, meals, crew, transportation of our set, costumes, and props and other expenses involved in moving a large show, its cast of ten, and its crew across the country. 

The way Kickstarter works is - If we don't reach our goal of $6,500.00, we don't get to keep what we've raised. It goes back to the donors. So any donation at all to get us closer to our goal (and our dream) to make New York Fringe a reality is abundantly appreciated.

www.LOFTensemble.com

Hugs & Kisses

Thank you so much for your support and we love you... we hope that's not too forward... but it's true... We. Love. You. 

                                              LOFT ensemble

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    We will personally thank you on the LoveSick's Facebook page...in public and everything! You should also like our page: https://www.facebook.com/LoveSickplay

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    We will send you a postcard for the FringeNYC run of the show signed by playwright Larissa Wise and thank you on LoveSick's Facebook page.

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    We will send you a special limited edition LoveSick T-shirt as well as a signed postcard from the author.

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    Everything above AND we will give you two complimentary tickets to come see our "New York" version of the show right here in Los Angeles at LOFT ensemble. Performances are August 2-4 at 8PM and August 5 at 7PM.

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    We will send you a small photo book of the show at FringeNYC (production photos, rehearsal photos, candid NYC photos, etc.), a LoveSick T-shirt, and a signed postcard from the author. We will also list your name in all LOFT ensemble programs as a donor for the next year.

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    We will give you four complimentary tickets to come see our "New York" version of the show right here in Los Angeles at LOFT ensemble. Performances are August 2-4 at 8PM and August 5 at 7PM. We will also send you a small photo book of the show, AND your name will be listed in all LOFT ensemble programs as a donor for the next year.

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    We will send you the T-shirt, photo book, signed postcard AND offer four complimentary tickets to ANY LOFT ensemble show in the 2012-2013 season (including the special Los Angeles run of LoveSick). We will also permanently list your name as a special LOFT ensemble donor in all of our programs.

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    We will make a CUSTOM thank you video posted to our LoveSick and LOFT ensemble Facebook pages, AND we will send you a special "Sally" doll from the show (cause who doesn't want an eyeless morbid doll?) We will also give you everything listed in the $250 reward level!

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    Well aren't you the most special of all! We want to thank you with a personalized, framed limerick written just for you by Larissa Wise. We will also make you a custom video and give you everything mentioned in the $250 reward level. Let's not forget we will send you that aforementioned "Sally" doll just to appease your morbid curiosity. Finally, as a special thanks, we would like to offer complimentary tickets to LOFT ensemble's 2012-2013 season (four tickets to every show).

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