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The month in theatre
By Kallie Schell
, Special to Second Supper
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 9:14 PM
Jonathan Lamb has been a longtime participant in the local theater scene. Since a child he has appeared in plays at the La Crosse Community Theatre and has slowly progressed to someone who directs and choreographs at area high schools and theaters. Furthermore, he recently began The Behling Company, his own theater company, which is a dream come true for him.
This month at the Pump House, Lamb’s Behling Company will be premiering "I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change." This play was originally an off-Broadway musical that ran from 1996-2008 and has been done once before in the area by the La Crosse Community Theatre.
The base line of "I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change", Lamb said, is people trying to connect. The show plays out more like a "Saturday Night Live" episode than the standard play; something with a little flavor and fun musical numbers as people try to find their way through the quirks of dating and love.
The first act opens up with a cantata of a first date, depicting the nerves and anxiety, which I’m sure many of us can level with. That’s just a sneak peek of a show that is sure to be full of funny, heart-warming, and often very real moments of the ups-and-downs of relationships.
"I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change" will run Feb. 8-9 and Feb. 15-16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $21 the day of the show.
Also coming up this month in theater:
Eve Ensler’s "The Vagina Monologues"
7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-2
$25 general public, $10 students, $50 V.I.P. V.I.P includes front row seats and champagne chocolates
"The Vagina Monologues" is about female empowerment. Stories cover topics such as sex, love, rape, birth and orgasm. "The Vagina Monologues" has raised $75 million for women’s anti-violence efforts. Although the monologues are sometimes seen as absurd, outrageous, and uncomfortable, they ultimately emphasize the female experience. This is certainly not a show to miss.
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