by Jacob Marx Rice
"Producer's Pick" - Cincinnati Fringe Festival "Best of 2015" - Cincinnati Enquirer
A pitch black comedy about being crazy in love
The Cake Shop | May-Jun 2015 | Cincinnati Fringe Festival, OH | Production Website
Steph struggles with chronic depression. Jamie just overachieved himself off the deep end. When they meet in their psychiatrist's office, sparks fly and they stumble unexpectedly into a beautiful relationship. But how do you trust someone else when you are already in a battle with your own brain? Winner of Cincinnati Fringe's Producers Pick of the Festival, Chemistry by Jacob Marx Rice is a viciously funny, piercingly insightful dark comedy about being crazy in love.
Featuring Laurie Benning Roberts and Jay Hobson
Sets by Wes Calkin, Costumes by Jessica Hafer, Lighting by Alice Trent, Original Score and Sound Design by Mark Van Hare
Stage Managed by Katy Ward
"MUST SEE. It's a winner in a first-rate, polished production. Strong work from all, starting with Lupica."
- Jackie Demaline, The River City News
"Excellent performances. I found myself aching for both of them.... While the performances are reason enough to see this production, more impressive perhaps is how the message was delivered very simply, without preaching."
- Ed Cohen, CityBeat