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Playwright: Joe DiPietro (Words) and Jimmy Roberts (Music)

Director: Jean Wolski

Set Design: David Wolski

Costume Design: Karem Eisenhour

Photographs/Program/Reviews: Available Here

Plot Synopsis

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change explores contemporary heterosexual courtship by using two time-tested coping mechanisms for the traumas and elations of love—humor and music.

I Love You, You’re Perfect reveals the difficulties and joys of connecting with another person at nearly every stage of life. Four actors play over 40 roles in a collection of scenes and songs scaling the dizzying spectrum of male/female relationships. Act I takes a joyfully satiric look at being single in today’s world, and Act II turns its attention to married life.

This musical comedy review uses song styles as varied as country-Western ditties, tangos and ballads. Each number explores those secret thoughts anyone’s had about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives, and in-laws, but was afraid to admit. Any ritual in the jungle of the modern-day mating game is fun fodder for the satire of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.

The show premiered in 1995 at New Jersey’s American Stage Company. In the middle of one early performance, a woman in the audience blurted out, “This is my life!” From that moment on, the creators knew they were on to something.

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change ran for 12 years Off-Broadway and has been seen on five continents. Its exploration of dating and relationships is universal; the show has been translated into 13 languages, including Hebrew, Spanish, Dutch, Hungarian, Czech, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Portuguese, German, Catalan, Finnish and Mandarin. -Popejoy Presents


Theatre Arts, Productions, 2012, I Love You You're Perfect Now Change


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