Starring Daniel Stolfi, Jennifer De Lucia. Written by Robert Morgan, Martha Ross, Leah Cherniak. Directed by Robert Morgan. At Unit 102, to Nov. 24.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, this classic piece of Canadian clown theatre peers into the lives of Ernest and Ernestine—newlyweds whose relationship begins in bliss but turns into a brawl as the joys of communal living become more and more grating. Co-creator Robert Morgan directs real-life fiancés Daniel Stolfi and Jennifer De Lucia with an endearing vulnerability, so their eventual curse-filled tirades are both hilarious and heartbreaking. Known for his one-man show, Cancer Can’t Dance Like This, Stolfi owns his physicality so earnestly (for lack of a better word) he could likely perform the whole show with his eyes. But the real jewel is the script, a beautiful, honest, and timeless story of love and hate that, for better or worse, will be just as relevant 25 years from now.