Monogamy

Sophia Mertins
The Inevitable Theatre Company
PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court
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“Annie comes back earlier than anticipated. There’s nothing unusual in the house, except for the glass… There is lipstick on the glass.”

Flush with guilt, Alfred’s instincts kick in. “It’s not what you think.”

Annie is frighteningly calm. “I thought if it ever happened, when it happened, I would react like this.”

He: “Don’t Make a scene.” His mistress in asleep in the next room.

She: “I won’t make a scene.” She knows that it’s her best friend.

Monogamy is a flawless dance between these two; they are both ready for the battle. There is no yelling, no violence. But they aim for all the raw nerves with killer precision.

This is a beautifully written piece, subtly directed and perfectly executed under the direction of Philip Wolff by these two actors, writer Sophia Mertens and Edi Darcoso.

Reviewer: Catherine Lamm