Real pairs of spouses, lovers and friends reenact real fights in this sequel to 2015-2016 Fringe hits "Couple Fight" and “Couple Fight II: Friends and Family”. Mixing heaviness and hilarity, couples navigate the trials and tribulations of the world of marriage and weddings.
This show is not about airing people's dirty laundry, but rather about laughing, and the realization that when you love someone, there's a decent chance you'll find yourself in the middle of the most absurd, stupid, but hilarious fights. Especially if there's a wedding involved. With Fringe favorites including John and Lacey Zeiler, Shanan Custer and Eric Webster, Jim Robinson and Heather Meyer, Laura Zabel and Levi Weinhagen, Andy Kraft, Rita Boersma and director Tom Reed, audiences are sure to bust a gut, shed a tear and most importantly, relate to the joys of relationships for better or worse.
Praise for 2015's "Couple Fight II: Friends and Family":
"This 2015 Fringe favorite returns for a well-deserved encore with seven new pairs of friends, family and lovers picking open old scabs for our entertainment...Directed by Tom Reed and produced by creator Anna Weggel-Reed, the play hits its jokes hard without leaning too heavily on mushy-gushy themes of making up nice." -Star Tribune
"We see seven relationships in extremis, and it’s hilarious. Outside of context and with the passage of time, these little snippets of domestic conflict are harmless and fun, proving the equation that tragedy plus time equals comedy." -Dominic P. Papatola, Pioneer Press, "Must See" list
"I missed last year's original Couple Fight — but like Beverly Hills Cop, you don't need to have seen the original to enjoy the sequel. The show's clever premise is to have pairs of friends, relatives, and dating partners reenact actual fights they've had." -Jay Gabler, City Pages
"It's the first Fringe show that brought me to tears of laughter. With fights about topics both silly and serious, the show allows you to laugh at this human experience we all share. " -Cherry and Spoon
On the Theater Unbound list for "Top Picks for great Fringe shows by and about women".
On the Twin Cities Arts Reader Editors List.
Praise for 2014's "Couple Fight":
"What happens when two funny people get married, and then they fight? Judging by 'Couple Fight', it's hilarious, at least it is to those of us watching, and probably also to the couple once they move beyond the moment." -Cherry and Spoon
"I can’t say too much about the fights because what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But I can guarantee you, we were laughing hysterically from the get go. The presentation is so intelligent, too, including the perfect intro and the perfect ending – they thought out Couple Fight extremely well and it’s not just, 'Here’s six fights we’ve had in real life'." -One Girl Two Cities.