Local Playwright John Cariani will have a series of his short plays performed by the Presque Isle Community Players this spring.

"Love Sick" is a series of nine slighted twisted and completely hilarious short plays. Auditions for Cariani's new comedy will be held Wednesday evening, January 30, from 6 to 8 pm in the auditorium at Weiden Hall at UMPI. Lots of parts are available.

Cariani, formerly of Presque Isle, has gone on to starring roles on TV's "Law and Order," as well as writing and starring in his own plays. Probably best known is "Almost, Maine."

Performances of "Love Sick" will be held on April 5, 6, 12 and 13 in the Auditorium at Wieden Hall at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit renovations to the Auditorium at Wieden Hall.