Edge Theatre's two one-act comedies The Pattern and The Problem are not your archetypal love stories. And that's a good thing. The Pattern sees a young girl seeking professional help and advice in her relationship with a man she's met online. And while she's had her history of bad relationships that can be tracked down to a pattern of weirdos she keeps attracting, this one relationship is particularly askew. Her new boyfriend, it turns out, is a vampire. Meanwhile, The Problem showcases a kind of off-kilter couples' long and strange road to how exactly the Missus got knocked up.
The Problem, written by A.R. Gurney, is a sort of a marital exploration in the absurd, as a married couple track down the exact point of their conception, while trying to figure out whether the baby is even the husband's or not. The tale takes several comical unexpected turns that eventually reveal some not-so-normal secrets about this otherwise seemingly normal couple.
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