Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
In this surreal domestic comedy a nameless couple awake to a marital malaise that threatens to swallow up their relationship.
Ontario-based fringe veteran Martin Dockery, the playwright, is a husband who can’t get out of bed while his wife frets long over what to wear. When the pyjamas-wearing pair spar about their desires, attractive fantasy characters appear, Mr. Flex-It for her and Miss Swiss for him.
Dockery and his co-star, Vanessa Quesnelle, are appealing performers who excel with the sparkling banter and exhibit an effortless chemistry.
There is a Waiting for Godot quality to The Pit as the couple attempts to avoid falling into the abyss of tedium that blinds husbands and wives from each other. It is an interesting premise but needs more focusing to become fully satisfying.
— Kevin Prokosh
From the Fringe program:
From the creator of Wanderlust, Bursting Into Flames and The Holy Land Experience comes this funny, fast-paced and original play. A surreal send-up of domestic bliss starring fringe veterans Martin Dockery and Vanessa Quesnelle (CRITIC'S PICK, Backstage, NYC).
"Superb performers!" - CBC
"Their styles mesh like a finely tuned engine." - Edmonton Sun
"Terrific performances." - Vancouver Courier.
"Quesnelle and Dockery's chemistry sizzles!" - Beat Magazine
Cast: Vanessa Quesnelle and Martin Dockery
Recommended For: General Audience
Length: 60 mins.
Updated on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 3:35 PM CDT: