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The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine



In The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine, a newlywed couple lives a perfectly varnished, honeymoon of an existence—until the cracks start to show in an entertaining way. Robert Morgan’s 1987 script is handled well in this production. Ernest and Ernestine work through micro-aggressions over trifles like where the best place to put the shared tissue box is, or the correct orientation of a centrefold bust on their dining table. It's a great exploration of a believable day-to-day relationship between a romantic couple, and it would never succeed on stage if it weren't for the emotional buy in that is displayed by both actors. While the play is more of a comedy than anything else, the couple's anger is also meaningfully explored through an abundance of communication some only wish they could maintain in a relationship. Through the meandering narrative ups and downs, this play delivers a refreshing glimpse into the hearts and minds of two humans. Good set and prop preparation make for a dwelling that's believable to watch the couple turn inside out as they evolve their breakfast routine, develop emergent sex-play, and challenge each other's interpersonal assumptions. Reviewed by Kevin Pennyfeather.


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