But Snee's open-mouthed wonder at the dysfunction around him is the comedic focal point of the production and it should be more spread out. Newhouse is also in good form as Annie, but she's not as central to the action as she was in Table Manners. That's part of the problem, since she represented the Chekhovian resignation of that play. Now she's along for the ride in a piece that doesn't seem to have a good sense of where it wants to go.

I'm glad director Eric Engel and the actors have given it another go and if they take their act outside in Round and Round the Garden I'll be back. Perhaps the magic will be back as well.

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