Portland Community College-Sylvania Theatre Department
Reviewed by Followspot November 17, 2006; closes November 19, 2006
Assumedly based on real-life 1810 incident, this 1930s shocker significantly weakens amid present-day sensibilities. What’s a director to do? Treat it a museum piece? Modernize the menace? Either extreme valid, but here middle-ground falls flat on more skeptical/cynical ears. Well-oiled student cast comfortable in spotlight, but characters’ discomfort drives story.