Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine
This hilariously rocky romance follows a familiar trajectory. When Ernest and Ernestine vow their love will last forever, we smell blood. And their fate is sealed when they move into a tiny “perfect” basement apartment.
But the 75-minute Winnipeg comedy, directed by Debbie Patterson, doesn’t take the easy way out. The lovers are in for a battle royal and their audience is in for a treat.
Colin D. Connor is a laugh-riot as Ernest — a gangly neatnik whose orgasmic breakfast ritual is a work of comedic art. And his slobbish Ernestine, Allisa Watson, matches him blow for blow as their simmering rage builds to explosive levels.
Screamingly funny, this is an all-too-true love story for the ages.
— Pat St. Germain
From the Fringe program:
Is love always patient and kind? Or is it a black hole from which you may never escape? The world's most adorkable couple fall in love and just keep on falling. It's funny because it's oh-so-painfully true.
"…a wildly hilarious and painfully truthful caricature of human nature." - Toronto Star
Directed by Debbie Patterson
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 75 min
Discount Tickets: $8 for Fringe performers, people named Ernest
Updated on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 6:39 PM CDT: