‘Laugh Out Loud (cry quietly)’ comically tackles online dating March 15-18


The New Trier High School Performing Arts Division presents "Laugh Out Loud (cry quietly)" by Stacie Lents produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

The freshman-sophomore show begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, March 15-16; 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 17; and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18 in the Cornog Auditorium at the Northfield Campus, 7 Happ Road.

"Laugh Out Loud (cry quietly)" is a comedy about online dating. It is an engaging exploration of love, in which a group of young adults learn what they need in a partner by stumbling through a series of dates. This play offers insight and hope for anyone looking for "the one" in the modern world.

"Working on this show has been an absolute joy," Director Ryan Dunn said. "The topic of online dating is treated with some very funny and some genuinely touching moments, and the freshmen and sophomores have handled the subject with the utmost maturity. Their sense of comedic timing and their dedication to the show have both impressed and excited me, and I can't wait to show this production to a live audience. I think it's going to be a blast."

Tickets are available at the door for $8 or at www.newtrier.k12.il.us/performingarts.


Wednesday/Friday Cast
Katie Maatman, Emma Parks, Lili Duskais, Emma Friedman, Charlotte Jaffe, Yetong Li,
Ava Shparago, Cammi Avery, Ellie Hartman, Rebecca Smith, Isabel von Kapff, Renee Zhou, Liam Ryan, Zach Stein, Jake Rasof, James Owen

Thursday/Saturday Cast
Ben Ancell, Annie Berlin, Mery Drilling-Coren, Isabelle Dube, Julia Francis, Adina Grossman, Sabrina Hagedorn, Torie Hardt, Andrew Kline, Lucy McDowell, Laura Meltzer, Rachel Miller, John Nunemaker, Anita Shubert, Talia Thomas, Elias Wachtel

Fernando Alvarez, Ben Braganca, Jamie Goldman, Ellie Henrich, Quinn Johnston, Simon Okun, Nina Pofcher

Ryan Dunn, Director
Denise Karczewski, Set Designer
Sue Romanelli, Costumer and Props Coordinator