Like Felix and Oscar in The Odd Couple, like Gogo and Didi in Waiting for Godot, Dave and Aaron of this delightful new show from 1812 Productions are a mismatched pair of guys who work perfectly together. And like those other plays, Dave & Aaron Go to Work is an ode to friendship - moving as well as funny - but, in this case, a silent ode. Not a word is spoken during this rich 70 minutes.
Since Dave Jadico and Aaron Cromie are not only the stars of the show but also its creators, they are perfectly suited to the roles. Jadico is Mr. Neat, Mr. Precise, Mr. Raised Eyebrow. If he spoke he'd say, "Really?" Cromie is Mr. Messy, Mr. Slapdash, Mr. Hapless Stare. If he spoke he'd say, "What?" But they don't speak, except with their faces and their meticulous miming. Charlie Chaplin squared.