Friday, May 12, 2006

One of Off-Broadway's longest running musicals comes to the area as the Fairmont State Town & Gown Players present "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" in the Wallman Hall Theatre on the campus of Fairmont State on June 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and June 11 at 2 p.m.

Described by critics as "Sex And The City" meets "Seinfeld," the show takes a humorous and often touching look at love, romance and marriage. First dates, backseat drivers and ugly bridesmaid gowns are just a few of the targets of the Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts musical.

Director Jason Young has assembled a cast that includes Town & Gown veterans Jeffrey Carder and John Fallon, along with newcomers Linda O'Connor and Liz Rossi. According to Young, the show is a series of 20 vignettes, filled with moments that evoke extreme emotions.

"It's a brilliantly funny show, making you laugh until it hurts," Young said, "Yet there are also scenes that will move you to tears. It's so human and so real, but so funny."

Ticket prices are $10, general admission; $8, seniors; and $6, students with ID. Tickets may be obtained by phoning the Fairmont State Box Office at (304) 367-4240. Because of the adult nature of some of the material, parental discretion is advised.