We all have heard the saying “Opposites attract.”
But there is no saying for what happens after that.
What used to seem adorable
In time becomes deplorable
And if you could, you would just give ‘em back!
Sound familiar? Can this marriage be saved? Just My TYPE, an original musical comedy, explores how the four pairs of personality traits, based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® assessment, affect one’s loves and life. As the show opens, psychologists Kate and Ben face a deadline to write a book on personality types. They use four couples from their own practice to illustrate what happens when opposites mate, i.e. an introvert marries an extrovert; a thinker weds a feeler. The couples’ attractions, conflicts, and resolutions (or lack thereof) are played out as scenes move between five settings from Puget Sound to Santa Monica to Big Stone Gap, VA. Kate and Ben learn something about themselves in the process. So will the audience. Twenty-one original songs set just the right tone, and two actors play all ten roles.
Composer and lyricist RITA ABRAMShas won 2 Emmy Awards, 32 ASCAP Awards, and 3 San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards for her musical comedy collaborations which include Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus; New Wrinkles; and For Whom the Bridge Tolls. Her new Pride and Prejudice musical premiered in London in 2012.
Co-author Michael Sally is a licensed psychotherapist with expertise in couple and family therapy. As an actor, he has appeared in more than 40 regional plays and musical and has directed a number of plays at regional theatres.
Co-author Charlotte Jacobs, is a physician and biographer. She has 20 years of experience in regional theater, garnering several awards.