,,Face to face" by Peter Quilter is a frothy, colourful, charming comedy with quick changes of moods and situations. Actors Monica Ardeleanu and Adrian Andone offer you three couples, three love stories, three totally different life situations.
In the first scene, Jonathan and Wendy go on a blind date and hope that at least this time things will go well. In the second scene, Angela is about to get married, and Toby, her lifelong boyfriend, teases her by wanting the best for her. In the last scene, Giuliana and Bobby, though still in love, decide to divorce, with all the twists and turns that come with that decision.
The author of this exceptional comedy is Peter Quilter, one of Britain's highly acclaimed playwrights, whose plays have been performed in major theatres around the world, from Broadway shows to performances on London stages.
,,Face to face" is a seemingly simple show, but very demanding and offering for the two actors who play with vitality, charm and humour the six characters of the play. A play full of fun, a funny rendering of love, of modern relationships in a performance full of humour.
"You come invigorated and exhilarated from out of the Face to Face, slightly amused by the three scenes you just left on the "plank". Monica Ardeleanu and Adrian Andone play out three tragi-comic situations that are familiar to us - and that's precisely why they become endearing from the first lines. Quilter's play is written in a way that doesn't allow unpleasant situations to become overwhelming for the audience. On the contrary, they are given that comedy-specific lightness that allows us to laugh in the face of difficult situations - and proves once again that laughter is therapeutic."
Lia Boangiu – Face to face, SpectActor nr. 2/2021