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Jack Marshall and Tom Fuller


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I Do! I Do! by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt

July 19-August 17, 2013
Gunston Theatre Two (directions)

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TACT closes its 18th season with a new and reimagined production of the Harvey Schmidt-Tom Jones musical I Do! I Do!, perfectly timed to build upon the cultural consensus highlighted by the recent landmark Supreme Court decision striking down DOMA, the federal law outlawing same-sex marriages. In this production, directed by Artistic Director Jack Marshall and TACT Resident Musical Director Tom Fuller, the decades-long marriage of one couple, referred to in the score as “Him” and “Her,” is represented in three forms by four actors. Audiences will see familiar marital benchmarks and crises as Schmidt and Jones’ “Michael and Agnes” seamlessly morph from a traditional heterosexual couple to same-sex versions, all telling the story of a single, epic union from different perspectives. As Marshall explains, “Like The Fourposter, the play that inspired the musical, I Do! I Do! is really about marriage: what it means, what it takes, the challenges, and the compromises. But it is fascinating to see these ancient and traditional moments married couples know well seen through the prism of same-sex marriages, as well as the traditional kind. I think this approach makes I Do! I Do! more entertaining, and also more true to its theme.”

Marshall and Fuller, whose most recent collaboration was last season’s acclaimed Marathon ’33, have assembled an outstanding foursome to play the various versions of “Him” and “Her” (including “Him and Him” and “Her and Her”). The cast is led by TACT regular Steve Lebens— who has been featured in the company’s productions of Marathon ’33, Stage Door, J.B., Hellzapoppin’, and An American Century Christmas—and Esther Covington, who impressed critics and audiences alike as the star of TACT’s one-woman portrait of singer-comedienne Fanny Brice. They are joined by TACT newcomer Chad Fornwalt, who recently appeared in The Keegan Theatre’s The Full Monty and has been a frequent performer at Toby’s Dinner Theatre, and Mary Beth Luckenbaugh, who shone in Marathon ’33’ as tap-dancing spitfire “Rita Marimba.”

The technical and artistic team includes Assistant Director Quinn Anderson, Stage Manager Lindsey E. Moore, Lighting Designer David Walden, Costume Designer Rip Claassen, Sound Designer Ed Moser, Set Designer Patrick Lord, and Props Designer Joshua Rosenblum.



Running time is approximately 2 hours 15 minutes, including one intermission.






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Calendar of Performances for
I Do! I Do!

July 2013

14
15
16
17
18
19
20
        8:00 PM
Canceled!
8:00 PM 8:00 PM
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
2:30 PM     8:00 PM
PWYC
8:00 PM
TALKBACK
8:00 PM 2:30 PM
8:00 PM
28
29
30
31
 
 
 
2:30 PM            

August 2013

 
 
 
 
1
2
3
        8:00 PM 8:00 PM 2:30 PM
8:00 PM
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
2:30 PM
TALKBACK
      8:00 PM 8:00 PM 2:30 PM
8:00 PM
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
2:30 PM       8:00 PM 8:00 PM 2:30 PM
8:00 PM

PWYC indicates "pay what you can" - no advance reservations are accepted.

OPEN REHEARSAL A full-scale rehearsal with costumes, sets and lights. The director may stop and start the performance at any time. No Charge. No advance reservations accepted.

PREVIEW performances are "pay what you can" - see previous line.

TALKBACK indicates a post-show discussion following the performance.



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For group sales, contact boxoffice@americancentury.org.

 


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