Review: So...What About Love?

Hit show, take two

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the terrific trio of Andrew Chandler, Garry Williams and Amy Reitsma have reworked and remounted So…What About Love? the smash hit of last year’s Fringe. You may remember that they created this heartfelt and hilarious song cycle in less than a week, yet managed to compose lyrics, music and monologues that felt as if they’d been slaved over for years. This new version is still a work in progress, with brand new songs, monologues and over-arching premise added. It attempts to fill out the back-stories of three specific characters, and to make their romantic predicaments more clear and specific. The new conceit where they are sharing stories while waiting in an airport seems a little forced and unnecessary. I don’t remember feeling confused in the first version, so I was not seeking clarification in this one. However, I quibble. So…What About Love? still manages to speak truthfully about different kinds of love and is still filled with sophisticated, memorable music.

Showtimes for So… What About Love? at The Sound Market Studio Café, 6208 Quinpool Road:

Saturday, February 13 — 3:00 pm, $10

Sunday, February 14 — 7:30 pm, $20. Proceeds from this show will go to Until the Violence Stops, which raises money and awareness to end violence against women and girls both locally and globally.

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