ARCHIVE: I Do! I Do!
February 26 – April 10, 2016
Book and lyrics by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Direction by Bruce Miller
Part of the Acts of Faith Festival
Starring Larry Cook and Lauren Leinhaas-Cook.
Meet the cast and crew (pdf)
"Go to Hanover Tavern with your loved one and feed your souls. You’ll be glad you said I Do! I Do!"
"The Cooks’ chemistry was natural..."
They "develop their respective characters with subtleties of complexity"
This intimate musical written by the creators of The Fantasticks follows two soul-mates as they navigate the joys and challenges of a 50 year marriage. Set to a tuneful, charming score, I Do! I Do! is a nostalgic and humorous rediscovery of romance. Press Release (pdf)
Acts of Faith
On two Sundays -- March 13 and 20 -- Virginia Rep will host panel discussions following the performance. Read more at the Acts of Faith Festival.
With undying respect, we dedicate this production of I Do! I Do! to the memories of:
Pete and Nancy Kilgore — Barksdale Theatre co-founders who performed as Michael and Agnes in the extension of our 1970 production of I Do! I Do!, and
Lara St. Peter — mommy, actress, artist, teacher, and beloved wife of our former Associate Artistic Director Rick St. Peter, who left her family and friends far too soon.
Now and always, our cups runneth over with love.