‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ at PTC
BANGOR – Love matters.
Once we grow past the “girls/boys are icky” stage, love is one of our primary fixations as humans. It’s one of the few journeys in life that every one of us has embarked upon. Love is a battlefield; engaging in that battle of the sexes can be scary, sure, but it’s also one of the most meaningful parts of our lives.
“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” a musical written by Jimmy Roberts and Joe DiPietro, is the sort of show that springs up as a response to the humor and heartbreak of romance – not to mention the absurdity of love. Penobscot Theatre is producing the show through June 17 at the Bangor Opera House.
The show consists of a series of musical vignettes, songs and sketches that all share the same basic focal point – love. Moments all along love’s timeline are explored. There’s a look at the complicated world of dating – both early on and late in life. Couples are drawn close by passion, only to slowly cool due to familiarity. There are beginnings and endings and everything in between. The wins and losses pile up, but through it all – love. “ILYYPNC” manages to make a stop at all of love’s various checkpoints, illustrating truths that are sweet and poignant.
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