Whenever You're Near Me I Feel Sick

by Jennie Berman Eng

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About the Play

Twenty-something’s Wendy and Andre are in love with each other, but to admit that would mean taking chances, making a commitment and being adults. And so when Andre tells Wendy he does love her, has always loved her, she makes jokes, and he moves away and moves on. Except that neither ever really moves on, and neither really grows up. Apart from each other, Wendy and Andre stagnate professionally, and stumble through marriages to other people. When they run into each other eight years later, with children in tow, they are forced to confront what they have always felt. Can they finally be grown-ups?


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Jennie Berman Eng (Playwright)

Jennie Berman Eng is a 2014 Theater J Locally Grown Playwright. Her work has appeared throughout Washington, D.C., and New York City. Recent plays include Don Q, adapted from Don Quixote for young audiences, which will tour Colorado middle and high schools in 2015, Bethesda (Capital Fringe 2014), Spectacular Women (In Their Natural Habitat) at Theater J, H is for Holy (Intersections Festival, Atlas Performing Arts Center), A Family of Lobsters (LiveArt DC’s Play in A Day), Exit Carolyn at The Drilling Company in New York, and Cherry (Naked Angels’ First Monday reading series, New York.) Jennie has taught at University of Colorado-Boulder and SUNY-Stony Brook. She was a Playwright in Residence at UC-Boulder in November 2014. She was a founding member, performer and head writer for the all-girl comedy group, The Greasy Girlz, which toured New York and Los Angeles. Jennie is a Teaching Artist for Young Playwrights Theater, Ford’s Theatre, and WritopiaLab in Washington, D.C., and received the Vittum Prize for Short Plays 2013. MFA, The New School for Drama. Member, The Dramatists Guild.


Thelma Theatre

Performing at
Trinadad Theatre
1358 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002