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Tuscarawas News Detail

Theatre's I Love You Because Opens Feb. 15

Posted Jan. 22, 2013

 
Kent State University at Stark is proud to present this season’s musical production, I Love You Because, with music by Joshua Salzman and the book and lyrics by Ryan Cunningham. The performances will take place on February 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 8 p.m. and on February 17 and 24 at 2:30 p.m. in the Kent State Stark Theatre, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided for the performance on February 24 at 2:30 p.m. Opening night is Scholarship Night with proceeds benefiting students in Kent State Stark theatre and music programs.
 
In this romantic musical’s modern twist on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, 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. For mature audiences only.

Ticket prices are $14 for adults and $10 for non-Kent State students, children under 17 and senior citizens. All Kent State students are admitted free of charge with current student ID. Tickets may be obtained beginning Monday, Jan. 28. Reserve tickets online at www.stark.kent.edu/theatre or call the Kent State Stark Theatre Box Office at 330-244-3348, Mondays through Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m.
 
Directing I Love You Because is Kent State Stark Assistant Professor of Theatre and Theatre Director Brian Newberg. Laurel Seeds is the musical director, Angelo Lemo is the choreographer and Louis Williams is the scenic and lighting designer. Susan Blurton is the costume designer and Ron Jarvis is the sound designer.