The Meaning of Wife


The Meaning of Wife

The Meaning of Wife

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Director:  Dorie Kinnear
Devising Cast: Erin Judge, Ailin Conant

Boston-area comedian Erin Judge (Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham) teams up with Ailin Conant for this hilarious examination of contemporary marriage. Erin and Ailin have been friends (and sometimes, ahem, more than friends) since college. Now in their mid-twenties, these two women both find themselves in the unexpected position of being somebody’s wife. Ailin also HAS a wife (which is pretty confusing for people’s grandmothers), while Erin has a husband, matching towels, and a huge white dress that she has justifed holding on to by doing this show.

The Meaning of Wife is part sketch comedy, part public relations campaign, and all way too much information about Erin and Ailin. This funny and brutally honest piece explores what marriage looks like in some of its newest manifestations (read: gay ones) and its most traditional (read: a white dude and a white chick), and what every kind of marriage has to teach us all about what it means to be a wife.

Press

Press

“Hilarious performances…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 ★★★★

“Erin Judge and Ailin Conant mix variety-show comedy with compassionate, forward-thinking insight as they fight for the postmodern bride’s place in society.”
~ Amanda Halkiotis, Theatre Talk (NY, USA)

“This show treats the absurdities of marriage and relationships equally. Let us hope that the New York State Senate will do the same…very timely…These two performers are very engaging and unafraid of inviting the audience into their lives. ”
~ Nicole Higgins, nytheatre.com (NY, USA)

“Catch fringe shows like The Meaning of Wife!”
~ Mindy Kaling, TV Actress/Comedian (USA)