“We say we love our mates, we say that they are perfect and we wouldn’t change a thing about them, but how many times have we nitpicked and nagged them about their flaws in hopes that they will change?” – Rineka Robinson.
It’s a musical! Clayton State University does it again! The University’s talented Theatre majors will be exploring love and relationships and the cumbersome situations that befall us as we move toward marriage and managing the issues that plague us on a daily basis.
Opening night for the spring production of the Clayton State Theatre, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” is Thursday, Apr. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Opening night will also include a talk back between the audience and the cast members immediately following the production. Show dates will continue on Friday, Apr. 13 and Saturday, Apr. 14, and concluding dates are Thursday, Apr. 19 and Friday Apr. 20, again at 7:30 p.m. There will be a second talk back session on Thursday Apr. 19, following that production as well.
All productions will be held in the Clayton State Theater, room 132 of the University’s Arts & Sciences Building. Admission is free to all Clayton State students and only $5 for non-students.
This musical is a must see! Check out actors from Northern California to southeast Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, and Morrow. You will laugh, relate and maybe even find a way to get out of the rut you’re in once you recognize your love story on the stage!
The students are excited and satisfied with the fun filled parts they are playing. Anissa Matlock, an Augusta native, says that although she is playing five different characters, she is most like the persona of “Julie,” the awkward, quirky, kind of nerdy girl who feels blessed enough to have found someone to appreciate those unique qualities and likes her anyway. “These stories are whimsical representations of real life situations,” she says.
Colby Wilson (Atlanta), who will be playing four different characters says, “this hilarious production will reveal what most of us secretly do and think about when preparing to go on a date.” The cast is super excited and ready to envelope you in laughter and engage you in stimulating conversation!”
Robinson is showcasing five different characters.
“This script deals a lot with insecurities we all have in our relationships with others or ourselves,” she says. “Some of us are married or in a committed relationship and are constantly trying to change our partners. Some of us are single and wonder `what’s wrong with me? Why haven’t I found true love? I must not be enough, I need to change!’”
Matlock concludes by saying, “you should expect to see a completely new show each night carried by crazy energy and so much fun! It should be a blast from opening night to the final performance!”
Prepare yourselves for fun, great music, lots of laughs and possibly your own relationships on display!