I Love You Because

2/2/2017 - 2/18/2017
12:00 AM
11:59 PM
Dietz Theater
"I Love You Because" — Feb. 2 to 18, 2017

Running Feb. 2 to 18, 2017

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays — Feb. 2, 9 and 16 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays — Feb. 3, 10 and 17 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays — Feb. 4, 11 and 18 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • PLUS Saturdays, Feb. 11 and 18 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Sundays — Feb. 5 and 12 — at 2:30 p.m.

"I Love You Because" -- Feb. 2 to 18, 2017"I Love You Because"
A modern day musical love story
Music by Joshua Salzman
Book and lyrics by Ryan Cunningham

Directed by Will Crosby
Musical Direction by John Ebner

I Love You Because is a modern twist on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, set in New York City. A young, uptight greeting-card writer’s life is changed when he meets a flighty photographer. Along with their eccentric friends and siblings, they learn to love each other not in spite of their faults, but because of them.

SPONSORED BY

MARGARET J. DIETZ

I Love You Because was first presented at the National Alliance for Musical Theatre Festival of New Musicals in 2005. The production then opened at the off-Broadway Village Theatre in New York City on Feb. 14, 2006, and played through May 21, 2006, earning lyricist Ryan Cunningham a Drama Desk Award nomination for his lyrics. In the years since its New York debut, I Love You Because has been produced at numerous regional theaters across the United States as well as in Canada, England and Australia.

Kyla Williger, Matthew Heppe,
Michael Knobloch and Brooke Lytton

Photo by Aimee Lambes

AUDIENCE ADVISORY: I Love You Because contains adult language and content.

I Love You Because is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide. The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

PRESS CLIPPINGS

CLICK HERE to read cast member Kyla Williger's Akronist.com essay about working on this show!

CLICK HERE to read The Beacon Journal's review of the show!

CLICK HERE to read The West Side Leader's review of the show!

TICKET INFORMATION

$26
$22 for seniors on Wednesdays, Thursdays and matinees only
$10 for children (ages 17 and younger)
$13 for college students

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE VENUE

I Love You Because is presented in Weathervane Playhouse's John L. Dietz Theater, the intimate 48-seat "second stage." All seats are sold on a general admission basis ("first come, first seated"). Typically, seating for each performance begins 30 minutes before curtain. Ticketholders are encouraged to arrive no later than 10 minutes before the performance. Latecomers will not be seated until an appropriate break in the play's action. I Love You Because is performed in two acts with one 15-minute intermission.

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Performance Saturdays only: Noon to 5 p.m.
• The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the final curtain.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets online!

THE CAST

MICHAEL KNOBLOCH
Austin

BROOKE LYTTON
Marcy

MATTHEW HEPPE
Jeff

KYLA WILLIGER
Diana

BENJAMIN KRUMREIG
New York Man

KAITLYN HARRIS
New York Woman

THE CREATIVE TEAM

WILL C. CROSBY
Director

JOHN EBNER
Musical Director

ASHLEY COLLINS
Stage Manager

JAY SIGLER & JOSHUA LARKIN
Properties Co-Designers

WILL CROSBY
Lighting Designer

JASEN SMITH
Costume Designer

JUSTYN JAYMES & KATHY KOHL
Scenic Designers

RICHARD MORRIS, JR.
Technical Director

KATHY KOHL
Assistant Technical Director

KELLIE ROSSINI
Master Electrician

 

Box Office Info

Mondays: CLOSED
Tuesdays—Fridays: 11 am to 5 pm
Performance Saturdays: Noon to 5 pm

The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the end of each performance.

Get tickets by phone at 330-836-2626
or purchase online.*

*A $3.00 per-ticket surcharge will be added to each Internet sale.
*A $2.00 per-ticket facility-and-handling fee will be added to each telephone or window sale.
*Group orders are not available online.

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