Photo Flash: First Look at Players Guild of Leonia's I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
What brings people of different ages, from their early twenties through their seventies, together in meaningful personal interactions? How is it that individuals with little or no college education can easily forge close bonds working together with others who hold advanced degrees?
The answer is community theater. As different as their backgrounds, occupations, lifestyles, and other outside interests may be, the joy and fulfillment from active involvement in stage productions-whether onstage or backstage-unites them. This cohesion not only holds true in mounting a show, but also in after hours socializing at a nearby eatery or in other social events throughout the year.
An excellent example is the cast and creative team in The Players Guild of Leonia production, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change." This is a hilarious musical about relationships that are depicted in a series of life cycle vignettes from early dating experiences on through to old age yearnings. It thus serves as a perfect vehicle to bring together the different generations.
At rehearsals for the show, none of these background differences are even vaguely evident. With friendly determination, they work hard together in their commitment to making the finest show possible for their audiences. You can see the results of their efforts at the Civil War Drill Hall Theatre, 130 Grand Avenue, Leonia. Show dates are October 18-20, 25-27, November 1-3. Reserved seat tickets ($24) and student/senior tickets ($20) may be ordered online at www.brownpapertickets.com or calling 201-947-9606.
Alison Miller as Leonia; Dan Giordano asPalisades Park