Both Ruth Crawford and Thomas Mahard are natural and engaging as they portray a couple fighting for and against a romantic relationship. The script fleshes out their histories through flashbacks describing a web of emotional/marital twists, turns and failures. As "Bud," Thomas is charming and very persistent; as "Molly," Ruth is also charming, but guarded — and both bring sincerity and pace to Foster's witty dialogue.
This play is a comedy, but also addresses the drama that clutters our histories. The story challenges the idea that people of a certain age shouldn’t be thinking about love, especially physical love. The challenge is to overcome personal obstacles and gather the courage to approach love from the heart and not from "what will people think?" Director Lynn Lammers has deftly choreographed these two fine actors slipping in and out of characters and back and forth in time to weave a darkly funny romantic comedy that can give us all hope for "old love" in our own lives.
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