|Writers’ Theatre presents|
|She Loves Me|
|Book by Joe Masteroff
Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Directed by Michael Halberstam
at Writers’ Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe (map)
through November 21st | tickets: $65-$70 | more info
Reviewed by Katy Walsh
Dear Friend, ‘When a day brings petty aggravations and my poor frayed nerves are all askew, I forget these unimportant matters pouring out my hopes and dreams to you.’
Writers’ Theatre presents She Loves Me, a romantic comedy written in the 1930’s that went Broadway (1960’s) before going Hollywood (1990’s) – all originating from the the 1930’s play Parfumerie by Hungarian playwright Miklós László. This original “You’ve Got Mail” is set in a 1930’s perfumery. Georg and Amalia are bickering co-workers. Unbeknownst to either, they are also anonymous pen pals in a lonely hearts club. The big clandestine meet-up disappoints and surprises both of them. Can detestation blossom into affection? In a time when relationships bud, bloom, and wither with a Facebook status click, She Loves Me is an uncomplicated, lyrical love letter. Writers’ Theatre delivers this old-fashion romance with first- class singing, certifiable casting, and collectible vintage costumes.
Check out the rest of the review at Chicago Theater Blog.