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  •  REVIEW: SEX, MARRIAGE AND ROADKILL

    Sex, Marriage and Roadkill

    Half aloof is better than none

    "Sex, Marriage and Roadkill" is an evening of amusing one-acts about people who aren't in the mood for love — and a dish called Wanda.

    By JOSHUA TANZER
    Offoffoff.com

    "Sex, Marriage and Roadkill" is an excuse to enjoy three one-acts about the aloof in love by Joe Pintauro, A.R. Gurney and Christopher Durang.

      
    SEX, MARRIAGE AND ROADKILL
    Company: Confluence Theatre Co..
    Written by: Joe Pintauro, A.R. Gurney and Christopher Durang, with additional material by Jessica Bowser and Tho.
    Directed by: Adam Bernstein, Brian Barefoot.
    Includes individual plays: "The Problem" by A.R. Gurney; "Wanda's Visit" by Christopher Durang; "Rex" by Joe Pintauro
    Cast: Brett James Kennedy, Kimberly Clemens, Thomas Protulipac, Carol Hickey, Gerrard Spencer, Jessica Bowser, Mare Elena O'Brien, Ryan Calderhead, David Lillich, Maryann Fennimore, Faythe Bailey.

    Related links: Official site
    Easily the funniest is Gurney's "The Problem," about a bland suburban couple (Thomas Protulipac and Carol Hickey) who haven't seen any particular need to make love in five years. One day, when the wife manages to pull her bookish husband's attention from his reading for a moment before his weekly evening class, he looks up and happens to notice she's about 18 months pregnant. This comes as a considerable surprise, but no matter, the husband will blithely raise the child as his own and no one will be the wiser. Enough said, and back to that reading. But wait.

    "What if it turns out to be black?" the wife inquires delicately.

    "Black, eh?" the husband mutters, barely looking up from his book.

    "I should have told you before," she says.

    "No, no, I should have assumed it," he protests.

    As it turns out, Mr. and Mrs. Whitebread have a few more racy secrets and the baby is not what it seems in this twisty little comedy.

    Durang's "Wanda's Visit" is also worth the trip, though less subtle and more slapstick. A dish called Wanda — ample-cleavaged, pink-haired and borderline insane — busts in on yet another ho-hum couple who've been needing a little, but not this much, punch in their love life. Pintauro's "Rex" is the "roadkill" segment of the show, about a pretentious, vegetarian, yuppie couple who feel obliged to eat what they kill — with their car.

    MARCH 13, 2001
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