Sunday Night at Jane's

the dramaterds · Ages 11+ · United States of America

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June 13, 2022 certified reviewer
tagged as: romantic · lgbtq+ · feel-good · lovely · funny

What I liked

I loved the characters and how each of them seemed to represent a different facet of Jane – there was the earnest high school sweetheart, the seemingly edgy young exec who was deep down emotionally guarded and insecure, the fratty one night stand who revealed vulnerability and Jane’s kindness, and her most recent ex who’d arguably been the most wounded by her. I also really enjoyed the use of the flashbacks and memories to tell us bits and pieces about each of the character’s relationship to Jane.

What I didn't like

I think it would have been fun to see more of Jane, I liked that she only existed as a memory, leaving us to wonder if she was ever there at all, but if she was, I think it would have been fun to see her at the end, and maybe have some sort of closure.

My overall impression

Sunday at Jane’s was a totally original, heartfelt, funny and unique play. The performances were extraordinary, and each character brought something unexpected and yet totally vital to the show as a whole. The relationships between the characters, Jane’s exes, were funny, competitive, and at times incredibly sweet and sad. The range of personality types, sexualities, and relationships had with Jane was all across the board.

The show dealt with heartbreak, missed opportunities, cancer, asexuality, jealousy, and the feeling that we may not remember people as they are, but instead as we wish they were.

Sunday at Jane’s was told through memories, revealing conversations, and the interplay between strangers. The levels of intimacy they were willing to reveal about a person they’d all shared a unique relationship with.

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