But the sisters are stuck in the bush a place like the magical forest in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream where people are isolated from the constraints of society and their uncensored thoughts and desires freely emerge.
Flitting about in the bush is Woodpecker (Gregory Odjig), a trickster figure who gets quite a kick out of these foolish mortals. When Woodpecker's not doing magic tricks, he steals cigarettes and a purse from Susan, he finds wood to make a fire, constructs a canopy to shelter the two women, and starts and stops the rain, just because he can.
But there's one thing Woodpecker never does: "I never play with life and death."
In this earthy, sexual, and humorous play, we admire the two real-life Cheechoo sisters and their relaxed and naturalistic acting so naturalistic, in fact, that I often forgot I was watching a rehearsed play. As for Gregory Odjig's Woodpecker, this character part was played with all of its opportunities for highly energized acting turns, in a simple and unaffected way as well.
I won't give away the ending.
Let's just say I came home from Your Dream Was Mine and I saw the final scene in my head. I understood the poignancy of the title, and most importantly, I understood sister Dawn's observation that, "Love taps can sometimes be very bloody."