Just in time for Valentine’s Day, and continuing the Dietz Theatre Series of productions, Weathervane Playhouse presents “I Love You Because,” a charming love story set to music. “I Love You Because” is a modern twist on Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” set in New York City. A young, uptight greeting card writer’s life is changed when he meets a flighty photographer. Along with their eccentric friends and siblings, they learn to love each other not in spite of their faults, but because of them.
Joshua Salzman (music) and Ryan Cunningham (book and lyrics) are Jonathan Larson Award winners as well as Drama Desk and MAC Award-nominated writers. Their Off-Broadway musical, “I Love You Because,” has been produced all over the world in five languages. Their new musical, “Next Thing You Know,” has been produced at CAP 21 in New York, across America and in Europe. Their song “Just Not Now” was featured on Lauren Kennedy’s solo album Here and Now. Ryan and Joshua are graduates of the NYU graduate musical theatre writing program and are both members of ASCAP and the Dramatist Guild.
Shows will take place Feb. 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18 at 7:30 p.m. Additional showtimes will be on Feb. 5 and 12 at 2:30 p.m., and Feb. 11 and 18 at 3:30 pm. Ticket prices range from $10 to $26 and can be made by calling (330) 836-2626 or by going to www.weathervaneplayhouse.com. Due to some mature language and mature themes, this play is recommended for adults.