The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will run its production of the Off Broadway hit, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change in the Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre Nov. 4 - Dec. 23. The show officially opens Nov. 9.
Billed as an "early Valentine," the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production will feature "the triumphs and trials of love, marriage and family" that have become familiar to New York audiences during the show's four-year run Off-Broadway. A cast of two men and two women portray "more than 50 different characters" in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, which features "every possible vignette in the spectrum of male/female romantic relationships."
The cast includes Heather Ayers ( Forbidden Broadway Strikes Back), Brad Little (The Phantom of the Opera), Ginette Rhodes (both female roles in New York's I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, ) and Jamison Stern, (the Playhouse's The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged), and in New York's Genesius Guild production of Love! Valour! Compassion!).
Cincinnati native Dennis Courtney returns to direct and choreograph I Love You and the rest of the creative team comprises set designer Felix E. Cochren, costume designer David Kay Mickelsen, lighting designer Betsy Adams, musical director Louis F. Goldberg and stage manager Emily F. McMullen.
Four "Meet the Artists" programs follow selected performances on Nov. 12, 19, 22 and 30. Tickets range from $35 - $43, depending on day and seat location. Certain preview performances are available for $28. For tickets or information call the box office at (513) 421-3888 or toll-free in Ohio, Ky. and Ind. at (800) 582-3208. Call (513) 345-2248 for TDD accessibility. Tickets also can be purchased on the Playhouse web site at www.cincyplay.com.
-- By Murdoch McBride