Fairfield Footlighters bring the laughs

May 9, 2018 by  

The Fairfield Footlighters, Fairfield’s long-running community theater, will soon present a comedy about relationships, called ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’.

The play has lyrics and book by Joe DiPietro, with music by Jimmy Roberts. It ran for over 10 years Off-Broadway.

The show is a series of brief vignettes that are not directly connected, but overall can be seen as examining the ups and downs of human relationships in logical order. Scenes of dating, for example, come before the scenes about a marriage, which in turn come before scenes dealing with raising a family, aging, and death.

The scenes are fast-paced, most are short, and all touch on contemporary relationships. One, ‘Single Man Drought’, complains about the lack of decent men available to single women, while another, “Tear Jerk,” shows a man suffering through a ‘chick flick’. Although there are numerous characters, only four actors play all the roles.

John Brunner, along with the late Sterling Uhler and the late Raymond Sullivan, founded Fairfield Footlighters in 2001. All the actors, technicians, and other production members volunteer their skills to help their friends and neighbors enjoy live theater.

Performances start May 18 at 8:00 pm. There are 8:00 pm performances on May 19, 25, and 26, and two matinees, on May 20 and 27 at 2:00 pm.

Events like this can be enhanced when managers work with a poster printing company to create colorful advertisements for the show.