Welcome to the long-awaited world premiere of Noah Diaz’s You Will Get Sick in the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center.
Noah Diaz wove together this moving story about caregiving, the immense pains and pleasures of having a body, and living as a stranger to yourself and others far before any of us had heard the phrase “COVID-19.”
As you may imagine, Noah's journey to get this play to the stage encountered many pandemic-related obstacles. We met Noah and first heard this script over Zoom in the spring of 2020 and immediately gravitated to him and to the piece. Over two years later, I am even more convinced of the story’s timeless relevance. While You Will Get Sick is not a play about COVID (nor any singular illness, for that matter), it is a meditation on the inevitability of pain, joy, loss, and connection as we live out our days—an experience that affects us all.
In addition to celebrating Noah’s Roundabout and New York City debut, I am pleased to welcome back director Sam Pinkleton. This is Sam’s first time directing at Roundabout, though he choreographed both our 2013 production of Machinal and our 2015 production of Significant Other. I am also thrilled at last to welcome Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics' and Helen Hayes Award-winner Linda Lavin to the Roundabout stage.
Thank you for joining us at You Will Get Sick. As always, I ask you to share your thoughts on this production and our whole season by emailing me at ArtisticOffice@roundabouttheatre.org.