I Do! I Do!: The Story of a Marriage From Different Pespectives
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The last date listed for I Do! I Do! was Saturday August 17, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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When a Commedia dell'Arte theater troupe in 17th-century France is bedeviled by a royal decree… More
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Featured review from Spencer ClarkRed Velvet
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An enjoyable, updated take on a show written in 1966, but originally set even earlier (1890-1940). Keeping in mind the era for which it was written, certain anachronisms or marriage clichés that emerge in the play are more understandable. And yet, the modern update with a mixture of same and opposite-sex couples worked well with minimal changes to the script and incited some poignant and fresh moments of reflection. The cast of four worked well together and were convincing throughout the switch-offs between couples (which were done very well and seamlessly) and as they aged throughout the play. With scenes that made me both laugh and cringe (sometimes at the same moment) as well as ponder my own marriage, I came away very satisfied.
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A very successful adaptation of the original musical for today's varied marriages - the four-member cast seamlessly changes between a heterosexual couple, a gay couple, and a lesbian couple while recounting the story of a marriage. The cast does...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“Marshall uses his expanded cast like a Rubik’s Cube, clicking effortlessly from one permutation to the other throughout the two-hour condensation of a 50-year alliance”—_DC Theatre Scene (Recommended!)
“A must-see for anyone who wants to celebrate marriage in all its forms.”—_Arlington Connection
_"_Director Jack Marshall has reimagined the two-character musical I Do! I Do! for American Century Theater in Arlington, Virginia, in a way both surprising and natural."—Talkin’ Broadway
“A very satisfying and challenging show … all the actors are splendid … disarmingly powerful and poignant.”—D.C. Metro Theater Arts (Five Stars)
“It works!”—Arlington News Network
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