By Judith Sandiford
Published July 20, 2009
This play, by Sophie Tonneau, premiered in Paris in 2007, is a puzzler: it feels like a assigned exercise in What if. The play's premise - a woman hires a man to kill her because she no longer wants to live - is a slight idea that doesn't have anywhere much to go.
She could change her mind, he could change his mind. You get the options and it doesn't take a full play to explore them.
The current production, in an English translation by Genevieve Trilling (also the Woman), is nicely presented. I liked the set by Dominic Manca, clever, transformable, and well-executed, especially for a Fringe show.
Christian Smith (as the Man, English version) is a solid, believable, likeable actor.