My Entertainment World Review

Toronto Fringe ’15: Part XIX

By Duncan Derry

One Good Marriage (A-) I’ve dinged a few plays at this year’s Fringe for featuring static blocking that puts the onus on performers to engage the audience purely through their own presence, with little directorial guidance encouraging them use the space in an interesting way. Sean Reycraft’s One Good Marriage has its central couple basically standing and staring at us for its entire hour, with little movement aside from standing up, and sitting down. Yet director Jessica Rose ensures that they hold our attention, and indeed too much movement or physical articulation of the dark and at times deeply funny play would undercut its power. The husband (Matthew Gin) and wife (Becky Shrimpton) tell us about --read more here.

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