The acting is excellent all around: Andrew Head, Brianna Buckley, Beau Bielski, Jenna Jo Pawlicki — with Michael Hays delivering a final nostalgic testament to the way the neighborhood used to be. The acting was so good, the show almost seemed to be a series of acting exercises, as each character clutched at different straws of "escape" from the crumbling insecurity of their lives, lying to each other and themselves. It was appalling, bewildering -- and sometimes funny — but the characters commanded our attention, despite the disjointed nature of the plot.
Kudos to director Mark Colson for orchestrating the momentum of this show as it grew from awkward first friendship to chaotic desperate bonding and anarchy. It is NOT for the kiddies or the prudish: "adult language," sex, drugs, booze, rock'n'roll... all that fun stuff.
ReMEMber, if you DO have kiddies, Rob Roznowski's Summer Circle show, absolutely charming for ALL ages, plays 6:30 to 7:30 Fridays and Saturdays before Detroit this weekend and before Ruthless next weekend.