Lakewood Theatre Company
January 21, 2006; closes February 19, 2006
Polished production, though vigorous pace, broad characterizations gave 12th-century black comedy a corny edge, downplaying acerbic bite to playful nip. And, like so many Portland plays lately, what’s with the acting-by-shouting? One can’t make up emotion with volume, nor are louder lines necessarily funnier. Technical elements were all well executed.