Artists Repertory Theatre
January 27, 2006; closes February 26, 2006
Hard to say, since I was Benadryl-bleary, but I suspect Chekhov’s alternative dramatic structure’s still an acquired taste. Not irrelevant, however, were tendencies to reject freely-given love, instead seeking it where withheld. Joseph Fisher’s easy-on-the-ear’s adaptation played comedy; now reveal passion. Noteworthy: Sharonlee McLean’s candid Arkadina; Bryan Boyd’s tender lighting.