50 words: A NOBLE FAILURE by Susan Mach at Third Rail Rep – World Premiere

Slow-moving, unfulfilling exploration of education in America. Ideas abound in the form of speeches and statements, but they do not find sufficient dramatic form to engage us and drive the story. Some key conflicts feel artificially inflated. Little theatricality in this straight ahead narrative. Script not helped by static direction.

Rolland Walsh, Jacklyn Maddux and Bruce Burkhartsmeier.  Photo: Owen Carey.
Rolland Walsh, Jaklyn Maddux and Bruce Burkhartsmeier. Photo: Owen Carey.