Triple Cross is a four square concise plot twister written and directed by double threat Anna Fuerstenberg. Ms. Fuerstenberg is well known to Rover readers as one of its frequent theatre reviewers. She could well add casting director to her skill sets as she has managed to corral four fine young but experienced performers.
Anne Werbeski opens the show with a table top knife wielding rant. Now that gets your attention. She plays a wife fed up with her two-timing husband, Izak Benrobi. We note that Ms.Werbeski had previously mastered wielding swords in a Chinese opera gig, so her flourished butcher knife was never a real threat to him.
The plot gets thicker with the arrival of Kristine Dorion, who play the naïve object of Mr.Benrobi’s attentions. Her live-in partner, Ivan Peric, arrives with a pistol to right wrongs and retrieve missing funds.
All this serious stuff is played in quick moving scenes held together by banjo interludes. The convoluted plot moves right along with an economy of writing that reaches its apotheosis in a 40 minute span.
Triple Cross at Club Espagnol, 4388, boul Saint-Laurent: June 16, 18, 21, 22, 23
$10, call (514) 849-FEST for more information or tickets. Or go to: www.montrealfringe.ca/en/show/triple-cross