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Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Cynical, sharp and often sharply funny, this Canadian premiere of playwright Tom Noonan’s dark comedy cuts to the core.
It’s a play about surfaces and the tension between love and lust and married domesticity, and the home-like set gives local troupe Snakeskin Jacket’s four excellently rehearsed actors a comfortable place to let their characters’ neuroses flail free.
They have a great script to play with, as one couple’s impromptu visit to their therapist devolves into a disastrous dinner party, tearing at their defensive veneers of gender and respectability.
The four actors capture this perfectly, as their characters’ public masks collapse to reveal aching fragility. Jane Walker shines especially bright as spunky but damaged young wife Arlie, while Kerri Woloszyn lets rigid Rita’s vulnerability spill out quietly.
The honesty is hard to watch but beautifully human in the end.
— Melissa Martin
Director: Ivan Henwood
Cast: Paul Madziak, Kerri Woloszyn, Ivan Henwood, Jane Walker
"Perversely entertaining. An excellent, eerie comedy." - The San Francisco Chronicle
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 90 mins.
Discount Tickets: $9 for Students, Seniors
Under 12 not admitted.
Warnings: Subject Matter, Language
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