The Open Couple

by Dario Fo & Franca Rame
Directed by Mike Russo


At the beginning of this hilarious farce about sexual mores, a wife is threatening suicide because of her husband’s infidelity. He can’t understand why he can’t have both wife and mistress. He gets an inkling when his wife takes a lover. When the couple is open on both sides, craftily notes the wife, “It becomes very drafty.” “A breezy delight, an entertainment with too much on its mind to be considered lightweight and too much wit to be mistaken for a polemic. It’s brazen, outlandish and pointed comedy.”– Marin Independent Journal.