I Love You So Much I Wish You Were Dead

 

True Love until Death

Don’t you sometimes find yourself fantasizing about your lover, spouse or partner dieing? Some might say that it’s a sign you don’t love the person anymore but I know it might be that you them just a little too much. I’ve been there. I wrote a play.

I Love You So Much I Wish You Were Dead was a Toronto Fringe hit exploring the fantasy as far as it can go… hiring someone to make it come true and what it takes to get to that point.

Review:

I Love You so Much I Wish You Were Dead

The Globe and Mail

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Brenda McFarlane is one of the brightest young writer -directors around these days, and I Love You so Much I Wish You Were Dead, a surreal, revue-style look at love and relationships, is the sixth for her company Far Fetched Productions.  This show, which explores precisely the theme expressed in the title, is not especially deep, but it does manage to cut close to the bone.  In any case, it’s a terrific example of McFarlane’s sharp eye for the absurdities and petty madnesses of modern life, her distinctively quirky sense of humor and her deft hand at quickstep staging, not to mention her gift for assembling first-rate comic casts.  The show opens with The Blonde (Brigitte Gall) in the shower, reflecting on what she would do if her partner died; “I imagine what I’d say at his funeral, what I’d wear.  Doesn’t every woman look better in black and white?”  It’s all in her imagination, of course, and there is no real plot, but as Gall and Deborah DeMille (The Redhead) play out woes and fantasies against lovers as played by James Gilpin and Jeff Clark, the play fixes on a direction and Gall eventually enlists The Man in Black (Murray Oliver) for a “hit” — or three.

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