CAITLIN AND ERIC ARE BROKEN UP by Caitlin.
CAITLIN AND ERIC ARE BROKEN UP by Caitlin Robson, Eric Miinch and Jess Beaulieu (Squeaky Wheel). At the Tarragon Extra Space. July 11 at 1 pm, July 12 at 7:45 pm, July 13 at 2:30 pm, July 14 at 4 pm, July 15 at 11 pm. See listing. Rating: NNNN
Caitlin Robson and Eric Miinch play an ex-couple who see each other again, and, while reminiscing about the past revisit memorable scenes from their three-year relationship.
I have no idea whether Robson and Miinch were, or are, a couple, but their fights – about everything from the local comedy and cabaret scenes to MMORPGs to one disastrous trip to NYC – have the funny-sad ring of authenticity.
Under the direction of co-writer Jess Beaulieu, the quick-moving show feels like a millennial When Harry Met Sally, complete with bouncy soundtrack. The actors are likable – Miinch in particular gets away with a lot by flashing his boyish grin – but unafraid to go to darker places to reveal not-so-attractive human truths.