But it’s also about giving ourselves and others second chances.It’s about drawing a wider circle to be more inclusive.As the play opens, the “wayward sister,” Agnes, tells the audience about a recurring dream: “In the dream I’m drowning. At first I hear water and I imagine it’s going to be a lovely dream.
Fooled by the sound of water I guess.”And the mood set by this tormenting reverie endures throughout the play, holding the audience in thrall.
Each sister in her turn exposes her own private hell.
Behind the scenes, the best orchestra I’ve heard perform at the HAT accompanies the cast in this romantic musical comedy.
is very much of its time, which is to say it’s unironically sexist (and slightly sizeist).
Agnes is a failed actress and an alcoholic whose feigned distaste for life outside Toronto is only proof of her deep disappointment in herself.
Agnes’s wry and ironic lines characterize her self-curation.
Kayla Cormier’s arresting set design is its finest visual feature, and the creative use of a handful of set pieces, smoothly changed throughout the show, gives She Loves Me And the professionalism extends to the performers.
It beings with the youngest—a rising star named Dane Pederson—and stretches to a more seasoned actor, Dave Petrie.
The dying man persists in explaining his suffering even when no one around him hears or understands.