In her one-woman show debut, Seattle’s Christine Longé brings us Edith, a woman ahead of her time. Edith leaves her life as a ’60s housewife and mother to enter a second marriage for love and freedom. Along this path, with her soulmate Eddie, Edith dances (and even sings) her way around the world. Travelling everywhere from Saudi Arabia to Ho Chi Minh City, her life and love take flight.
Longé’s sweet and amiable presence goes the distance in this 50-minute show, drawing audiences in with her warmth and humanity. As with any brand-new work, there are some bumps along the road — at times the language creeps on a dangerous path towards artifice and Longé’s rendition of a French torch song lingers too long in the middle of the show. But in the end, Longé makes The Two-Step a trip worth taking.
— Barb Stewart