Moreover, too much of the after-intermission action is given to the shady vaudeville shenanigans of a couple of grifters who had come aboard the raft toward the end of the first act and decide to commandeer it for a float through Arkansas, conning hillbillies. Even so, J.T. Turner and Peter A. Carey showily inhabit the self-declared King and Duke, with the former adding some genuine menace to the low-rent criminality and Shakespearean clowning. And in one small but piquant scene of this production, they get introduced in song to "Arkansas" by the touchingly idiotic Young Fool of Nicholas Lee. No offense to the beatific hayseed, but this show is way smarter than he is.
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