Drama · dahn hiuni · Ages 13+ · United States of America

Content Warning world premiere
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June 10, 2023 certified reviewer

What I liked

The entire cast is exceptional, including Mikel Farber, Daniel Kuhlman, Maya Knell, Kevin Michael Moran, Keith Bush, Michael Garcia Otavo, Nick Blocha and Robert Lee. Each actor brings both gravitas and humor to their performance. It’s truly a wonderful ensemble.

What I didn't like

The play moved so quickly that I only wish we could have seen more! This story is incredibly important in today’s society. It proves that each of us must raise our voices and be heard. Only then can we can change the world for the better.

My overall impression

This play must be seen! After watching Sick, you walk out of the theater feeling hopeful, enlightened and shocked at the extremes that humanity is capable of.

Written and directed by Dahn Hiuni, Sick tells the story of a gay activist’s efforts in the early 1970s to declassify homosexuality as a mental illness. It is filled with humor, moving performances, and historical drama.

The most shocking part of watching this show is how relevant it is in today’s society. In the script, Dahn Hiuni has quoted the arguments of actual psychiatrists who condemned homosexuality as sick or deviant behavior. These words sound nearly identical to those used to oppress today’s LGBTQ community.

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