The first films to incorporate sound were known as talkies, just as the word walkies was applied to the first plays not starring cardboard actors. Celebrate theatrical innovation with today’s GrouponLive deal to see Intimate Theatre Productions’ I Love You Because at Studio 1398 on Granville Island. For $15, you get one general-admission ticket (a $31.13 value). Choose between the following showtimes:
- Thursday, February 23, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, February 24, at 8 p.m.<p>
Creating professional musical theatre using only six actors or less, the freshly hatched and aptly named Intimate Theatre Productions makes a charming entrance with the splendorous romantic comedy I Love You Because. Critically adored during its off-Broadway stint, the occasionally bawdy and suggestive musical connects with love-struck and lovesick audiences in its Western Canada debut. Inspired by the romantic musings of the Regency Period, but with saltier language and fewer wizard battles, the boisterous musical plucks the heartstrings and mallets the funny bones as an eccentric sextet of New Yorkers are foiled in their attempts to find love. Ripe with all of the wonder, dread, and farcical mishaps of courtship, the comedy includes of playful choreography and a bouncing score of infectious sing-alongs about Cupid’s malevolence. All six characters are played to the nines by ITP’s troupe, which adheres to its six-actor-or-less credo in order to maintain a deeper connection to the audience and to spare theatre fans from remembering more than six actors’ favourite congratulatory flowers.