Is it fair to nitpick at the supporting actors in this play? The story is structured to highlight the devious cunning of Henry II and Eleanor, with the others intentionally weaker so that they can be manipulated by the stronger main characters. Any actor should appear not as strong or less cunning next to Ira David Wood III and Lynda Clark, otherwise the play would be unbalanced.
I went to see this play too, and it seems to me that the things done right in the selection of play and performances by the actors were omitted in your review. The first and most important question, "Was the show entertaining?" can only be answered with a resounding Yes! I am not a regular theater-goer, but at the end of tight 90 minute one-act I felt my money had been spent well. This play may not be one of the standards that get done over and over, but it had something to say to audience members under 40, which I found refreshing. How fitting that a brand new theater group would choose a plsy like this to announce that their aim is to bring works of substance as well as variety to our modest cities in the triangle.
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