Friday, August 12, 2016

Fringe Festival 2016: "For Worse"

Day: 8

Show: 37

Title: For Worse

Category: Comedy

By: Theatre Unbound

Written by: Anne Bertram

Location: Mixed Blood Theatre

Summary: Two interrelated monologues by a husband and a wife, pondering marriage and life.

Highlights: Written by Theatre Unbound's Executive Director Anne Bertram and co-starring Theatre Unbound's Aristic Director Stacey Poirier, For Worse is a funny and poignant look at two sides of a marriage. But don't worry, my fellow singletons, it's not really about marriage, but more about life. And what happens when you realize your life isn't what you thought it would be. Greg (Edward Linder) begins to feel guilty about his job, which is to figure out the "best" people to lay off, and is reminded of his father. Michelle (Stacey Poirier) turns her substitute teaching gig about The Lord of the Flies into a therapy session in which she comes to the decision that she needs to leave her husband. With excellent performances by both actors (and a few audience recruits who threatened to steal the show), this is a funny and insightful portrait of two complicated people.