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'I Love You Because' Staged at FUDGE Theatre Feb.1-9

F.U.D.G.E. Theatre invites you to welcome the Valentine's Day spirit with I Love You Because opening for the press on Friday, February 1, 2008 at 8:00pm and playing through Saturday, February 9, 2008 at The Factory Theatre in Boston, MA.

"In this modern-day reworking of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, we meet four 20-somethings in search of love in the "crazy, mixed up world" of New York City. Austin Bennet, a finicky, by-the-book, greeting card writer, has just had his heart broken by his long-term girlfriend and is looking for a way to win her back. Enter Marcy Fitzwilliams: a free-spirited, spontaneous artist, who is on the rebound from her last boyfriend and in search of Mr. help her eventually find Mr. Right. With a little help from fate — well, fate, the internet, and the good intentions of Austin's goofy brother, Jeff, and Marcy's best friend Diana — the mismatched pair is brought together, and develop a mutual attraction...based on how wrong they are for each other. With charm, wit, and a little bit of romance, I Love You Because looks at the rules of dating, relationships, and what it means to really love someone because of who they are," explain press notes.

Joe DeMita directs with Jason Whiting as music director.  I Love You Because has music by Joshua Salzman with book and lyrics by Ryan Cunningham.

The cast includes Samuel Moscoso, Scott Towers, Shawna O'Brien, Kacee Staiti, Steven Kosakow and AnneMarie Alvarez.

The creative team includes James Petty (sets), Christopher Smith (technical director), Trevor Efinger (costumes), Kaitlyn MacPherson (make-up), Ryan Mullen (lighting), Shannon Rosa (props).

Performances are Friday February 1 at 8PM (Press Opening); Saturday February 2 at 8PM; Sunday February 3 at 1PM; Thursday February 7 at 8PM; Friday February 8 at 8PM; Saturday February 9 at 8PM

Tickets: Full Price: $15; Students/Seniors: $12; Company Members: $10. Buy online at beginning January 8, 2008. The F.U.D.G.E. Theatre Company, in residence at The Factory Theater (791 Tremont St, Boston, MA).

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