More important than those plays are the wonderful characterizations from this universally talented cast under the expert direction of Mary Job. (Erin Hoffman, Ja'Nay McClaster, Devin Faught, Meghan Malusek, Rick and LeAnn Dethlefsen, Gini Larson, Brad Rutledge, Joe Dickson, Max Donovan Adam Pruden Juan Kopulos-Lerma and Michael Shalley) Roles large and small are played with sincerity and gusto, and the Irish accents are again understandable (Dialect Coach Connie Oesterle has had a good year for Irish coaching, with this and Beauty Queen of Leenane.)
The technical aspects are excellent as well - a beautiful set (Jeffry Wilson, Jeff Boerger) effective sound and music (Mary Job, Joe Dickson) elegant period costumes (Lark Burger, Linda Shankland) character-enhancing hair (Daniel Moore - note: this time Gini Larson is NOT the redhead in the cast) and Lighting design (Ted Daniel).
Director Mary Job sums it up well, "Drama at Inish is both a lovely homage to the power of theatre to transform, and a gentle satire on our actual willingness to make those changes."
Drama at Inish continues through June 16. Over the Ledge shows perform at the Ledges Playhouse at Fitzgerald Park in Grand Ledge. The playhouse is not heated (or air conditioned) so dress accordingly. Directions and further info are at overtheledge.org.