Love is a complicated beast that twists and changes throughout the aging process. Chris Chibnall’s Kiss Me Like You Mean It takes both the juvenile state of young love and the maturity of a lasting love and tosses them into a blender of comedy that, for the most part, works out.
Telling those stories of love, Kiss Me Like You Mean It follows two couples. Tony (Michael Winder) falls for Ruth (Harriet Owen-Nixon) almost instantly outside of a party, while Don (William Brown) spends a night… making sparks fly with his longtime wife Edie (Laurie Mason) upstairs. The two couples spend the night discovering what love truly is, in between requests for curry-flavored condoms and stolen beers.
Kiss Me Like You Mean It, decidedly British in its humor, manages to keep the laughs coming while maintaining an impressive emotional through line. It is well worth the price of admission, especially for those crippled by the psychosis that is love.
Kiss Me Like You Mean It, directed by Pat Kight, has one last weekend, running Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m at the Majestic Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students, seniors, and members. For ticket info, visit www.majestic.org.
By Nathan Hermanson