On The Town
Clothed in Betrayal
The Suit manages moments of whimsy and an emotional punch.
When Philomen catches his wife, Matilda, cheating on him, he punishes her by forcing her to treat her lover’s left-behind suit as if it were an esteemed houseguest. It’s an embodiment of infidelity that takes on a life of its own. With simple staging and three musician/actors scoring scenes, The Suit manages moments of whimsy while packing a painful emotional gut punch. Mar 19–Apr 6, Seattle Repertory Theatre, seattlerep.org