Director Paige Tufford leads a strong cast on this journey. An outside perspective comes from a reporter (Steve Lee) and an inside perspective from the prison guard (Cassidy Addis Greene) being interviewed in the bar. The “odd couple” of inmates are both fascinating characters, clashing and collaborating. Ben Guenther is the child-like racist we come to understand. “The only one who loved him taught him how to hate.” Michael Banghart was excellent as the intellectual, righteous fighter against the system — also a drug addict and murderer.
This thought-provoking script is well realized in LCC’s Black Box (169 Gannon Building - Easiest entrance is the small door facing Grand Avenue, on the south end of the building) It’s well worth catching one of the only three remaining shows - 8pm Fridays/Saturdays through October 7.