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One Good Marriage

Theatre by the River Winnipeg, MB

Posted: 07/17/2010 5:13 PM | Comments: 0

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Toronto playwright Sean Reycraft’s dark comedy could be summed up in the words of an old Scottish toast: "Here’s to us! Who’s like us? Damn few! And they’re all dead!"

Stephanie and Stewart are newlyweds who should still be in the honeymoon phase of their marriage. But a lot can happen in that first year, especially if everyone invited to the wedding is suddenly dead right after the bride and groom leave the reception.

With the prickly patience of a couple for whom romance is way off the radar, Winnipeggers Matt TenBruggencate (Stewart) and Mel Marginet (Stephanie) engage in a very funny feat of verbal ping-pong as they recount the absurd horror of their wedding and come to terms with what it means to be an island unto themselves.

This wonderfully dark comedy is fringe-style theatre at its finest. It’s too quirky for a main stage, yet gloriously at home on the edge.

— Wendy Burke

From the official Fringe Festival guide:

Steph and Stewart met. They dated. They got married. It was a beautiful wedding.

Then everyone died.

A dark comedy.

From the company that brought you the Best of Fest hit The Bush-Ladies (4 STARS - Free Press/CBC) and History of Theatre, finalist for the Harry Rintoul Award for Best New Manitoban Play.


theatrebytheriver.com
RECOMMENDED:
General Audience

60 min

Planetarium Auditorium (Venue 10), to Saturday

Tickets: $10
Discount Tickets: $8 for Students, Seniors, Unemployed, Newlyweds

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