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Show Reveals Rollercoaster of Relationships

Written by: Communicator StaffFebruary 27, 2018

Written by: Nicole Winans

The College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Department of Theatre is performing their third show of the 2017-18 season,  “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.”

“The show is a musical revue that looks at the nature of love, dating, marriage and relationships in a contemporary, urban world,” said Craig Humphrey, the show’s director.

The award-winning show is the second-longest running Off-Broadway musical with a central theme of love and relationships.

“Who hasn’t experienced the wonderful highs and the terrible lows of trying to find that ideal mate… the struggle to make the best impression… the nerves? And who after finding a partner hasn’t wanted that partner to change?”  Humphrey said.

Comprised of 19 scenes/songs in two unrelated acts, the musical explores everything ever thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, according to the IPFW event website.

“The show presents situations that we can all relate to, and most likely have lived through, and does so with great fun and humor,”

The show will explore all of these ideas in a comical, yet thought provoking manner.

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” was carefully selected during a lengthy and involved process which began in September of 2017, Humphrey said.

The cast has put a great deal of time into the show as well, rehearsing five days a week for three hours each evening leading up to the show.

The production cast is comprised of four men and four women, each of them playing multiple roles in a variety of scenes and songs. All eight actors are Theatre majors, including one senior, three juniors, two sophomores, and two freshmen students.

Book and lyrics are by Joe DiPietro with music by Jimmy Roberts. The show is directed by Craig Humphrey and musical direction by Holly Knott.

There are six scheduled performance dates: Feb. 23, 24, March 1, 2, 3 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 25 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for IPFW students, high school students and children under 18; $18 for adults; $16 for seniors, faculty, staff and alumni; and $14 for other college students and groups of ten or more. Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.

Visit the Williams Theatre Box Office or call 260-481-6555 to purchase tickets.

For more information about the show, visit the IPFW events calendar or the Department of Theatre’s webpage.