Marriage: A Demolition in Two Acts

Marriage: A Demolition in Two Acts


Wayne and Julie embark on that emotional roller-coaster ride known as “renovating the kitchen” when they probably should be renovating their marriage instead. Their contractors are a twenty-something couple with issues of their own. A hilarious new play that looks at renovation addiction, the friction between baby-boomers and millenials, and the nature of lifelong commitment in marriage… and in kitchen cabinet choices.

“Rick Chafe comedy nails domestic dynamic: Marital strife meets kitchen renos, hilarity falls close to home” –   Winnipeg Free Press

Mix of marriage, home renos makes for solid comedy in new PTE play: Rick Chafe’s Marriage: A Demolition in Two Acts delivers crowd-pleasing laughs in world premiere…. The script avoids predictability and pat conclusions, and right up to its satisfying end, Chafe delivers comedy that has more than a bit of the bite of truth and real life to it… Chafe has a great ear for dialogue, and crafts a lot of quippy one-liners and witty exchanges… offers more than enough laughs to carry the audience happily through the play’s two-hour running time. This demolition is a solid crowd pleaser. – CBC

 “What does a kitchen renovation have to do with a trip to Mars? Coffee makers and cabinets? Debt? Unemployment? And, last but not least, marriage? They are all catalysts for brilliant comedy in playwright Rick Chafe’s ingenious play.” – Rebecca Danos,  Blogger