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I like Eric Overmyer's play more in theory than I do in reality, and while I applaud the ambition and the extended exercise in vernacular, the insubstantial story and largely insubstantial characters (principal male lead aside) make the running time feel like overkill, especially as things don't get truly interesting until the final third or so of the text. A rather conventional street melodrama, Overmyer attempts to elevate his tawdry tale with social commentary that was probably relevant in th ...more