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I Love You Because

2005 Festival

Farah Alvin, David Austin, Matt Castle, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Colin Hanlon and Daniel Kutner

Number of Acts: 2
Number of Principals (Male): 2
Number of Principals (Female): 2
Preferred Ensemble Size: 2
Total Cast Size: 6
Orchestra Breakdown:

3 (Piano, Guit/Bass, Perc.)

Genre & Style:

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Set in New York City, I Love You Because follows Austin Bennet, a young greeting card writer whose life is turned upside down when he finds his girlfriend in bed with another man. Forced back out into the treacherous New York dating scene, Austin meets Marcy, whose spontaneity is matched only by her ability to drive him insane. A comedy that explores the rules and nuances of dating because sometimes love is learning how to love someone, not in spite of their differences, but because of them.

Festival Successes

Production Off Broadway in 2006, Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Lyrics in 2006, international productions include Canada, England, Germany and the Philippines. Licensed by Theatrical Rights Worldwide.