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Theatre Témoin • Written / Performed by Ailin Conant and Erin Judge
FOUR STARS--In this two-woman comedy, Erin Judge and Ailin Conant dissect the many definitions of the word “wife” through their own experiences. Here’s the catch: Judge is married to a man…and Conant to a woman in France. The show begins with the two women creating a PR campaign to make “wife” sound more hip, like the word “green.” Both of them give hilarious performances, reenacting scenes that take us from their college days to their nuptial ceremonies and beyond. Dressed in her old wedding gown, Judge frantically searches for the wedding-day essentials, including a blueberry Pop-Tart and borrowed sneakers; Conant delves into the immigration issues that keep her and her spouse from living in the United States, and describes some of the strange reactions to her gay marriage from people ranging from confused Japanese relatives to Judge’s Brooklyn mother. Conant’s impersonations and Judge’s comedic timing complement each other well in this honest exploration of modern marriage, proving anew that variety is the spouse of life.
Caroline Voagen Nelson
Time Out New York