Theater: Kill & Make Up

Peterpat. In primordial days, man went forth from his cave to vie with Tyrannosaurus rex. Nowadays, he leaves his office cubicle to do battle with Tyrannosaurus regina—his wife. That is the sempiternal issue with which Enid Rudd has made her playwriting debut in this wry, observant, warm and almost steadily amusing comedy.

Peter (Dick Shawn) and Pat (Joan Hackett) enter marriage with eight-ninths of a child, one-tenth of an income, and 999/1,000 of a conviction on Pat's part that she has enough love for the three of them. The infant is not seen but...

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