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out of five the long-mar­ried cou­ple. Sparks fly be­tween Al­lan Dun­can­son (Tom An­niko) and his wife Char­lotte (Me­gan McAr­ton), but not in the soul-strip­ping Who’s Afraid of Vir­ginia Woolf tem­plate. The plain-spo­ken Char­lotte im­pul­sively cor­rects Al­lan when he talks about how their farm has been in the fam­ily for more than a century. Al­lan re­sponds by ob­serv­ing that an ar­gu­ment with his wife is as fu­tile as “talk­ing sense to a tor­nado.” The two some­how man­age to agree to sell the farm property so they can take up a more com­fort­able re­tire­ment res­i­dence in a condo. The im­pend­ing house sale will se­cure their fu­ture, as the Canada Pen­sion Plan of­fers lit­tle se­cu­rity for a farmer as Al­lan as­serts. CPP? “Just shoot me now,” he says in one of the play’s Wing­field-es­que shout-outs to ag­gies in the au­di­ence. Rent­ing out the house seems a vi­able op­tion, es­pe­cially when the ten­ant is the seem­ingly af­fa­ble Ron. But Ron’s

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