That Hopey Changey Thing is like reverse dinner
theater: Rather than audience members munching on their meal, it’s the
actors sipping wine and gobbling pie. Some even take second helpings.
In middle school, I acted in a production of The Odyssey.
Bored by a dumbed-down script, our adolescent cast attempted to punch
it up with absurdity: Circe wore a sweater vest yet spoke in slang.
Things fall apart, but not in the way you’d guess.
It’s a setup for farce: In the wake of America’s financial
and emotional collapse of 2007, Hannah (Rebecca Lingafelter), a tightly
wound lawyer, desperately tries to stay in control despite a