I Love You, You’re Perfect. Now Change. – Endicott College Student-directed Theater
BEVERLY – The Endicott College Drama Club presents I Love You, You’re Perfect. Now Change, by Joe DiPietro (book and lyrics) and Jimmy Roberts (music). This hit musical is the longest running Off – Broadway music from 1996 to 2008 and hit Broadway for record of 4,500 performances.
Performances take place Thursday, November 1st, 2012, 7:30PM; Friday, November 2nd, 2012, 7:30PM; and Saturday, November 3rd, 2012, 2PM & 7:30PM in Tia’s Theater, Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly. Tickets are $15 General Admission ; $10 Seniors and Students of other institutions; Free for Endicott ID Holders. Tickets may be purchased at www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts or by leaving a message at the box office at (978) 998-7700. I Love You, You’re Perfect. Now Change is not recommended for very young audiences due to some adult content.
This fun, fast-paced show is presented in a series of vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships. The play's tagline is "Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit.” With few exceptions, the scenes stand independent of the others, but progress in a fashion designed to suggest an overall arc to relationships throughout the course of one's life. A first date, for example, comes before scenes dealing with marriage, and scenes dealing with marriage come before those dealing with child rearing.
This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as "the relationship.” Act l details the journey from dating and waiting to lovers and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and new-borns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, "Say, what are you doing Saturday night?"
I Love You, You’re Perfect. Now Change is directed by Endicott College junior Felicia Frank of Weymouth, MA. Musical direction by Keun-Young Sun. Joining them as the cast are Endicott College students Nicole Tashian, KC Schuck, Sarah Pavelec, and Jay Martel.
For more information about the performances or the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, please contact Becca Kenneally, Chair of the Endicott College Performing Arts Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (978) 232-2397; or you can visit the Endicott College Center for the Arts webpage at www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts.