A play based upon the Hungarian play that inspired the films “The Shop Around the Corner” and “You’ve Got Mail” is in production at Bloomington Center for the Arts.
The production of “She Loves Me” runs through Feb. 17 in the Schneider Theater of the arts center, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road.
When the witty, confident Amalia Balash charms her way into a job at the perfume shop where Georg Nowack works, he’s less than pleased with the new competition. Little do they know, Georg and Amalia both have secret pen pals through the lonely hearts club, and the “dear friend” they’ve each been pouring their heart out to is their workplace rival.
The play is directed by Benjamin McGovern, who is in his third season as Artistry’s producing artistic director. His 2017 production of “Wit” won an Ivey Award for emotional impact.
“She Loves Me” stars Ryan London Levin as Georg Nowack and Sarah DeYong as Amalia Balash. Artistry’s resident music director, Anita Ruth, returns for “She Loves Me.”
Tickets are $15 to $46. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday evenings and 2 p.m. Sundays, with a pay-what-you-can performance at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4.
The Feb. 3 performance will include a cast talkback following the show, and the performance will be ASL-interpreted. The Feb. 10 performance will include a cast talkback following the show, and the performance will be audio described.
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