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Everything that matters, this show gets right.
First and foremost, what it gets right is the human drama, which may sound odd in this context.
Yet even a giddy fantasy needs reality behind it, and here’s where Souza’s casting and direction come up roses.
The respective Robert Hoyt and Cameron Bond are a perfect matched pair; sincere men wracked by longing – torn between dreams of baseball stardom and the embraces of the ‘old girl’ they are (or rather, he is) missing.
And in Cynthia Ferrer he has a love object emphatically worth the missing. It’s rare for Meg to impress as a key ingredient of this book but Ferrer pulls it off: warm, vulnerable, and believable from first to last.
For the first Damn Yankees within my memory, I actually looked forward to the ballad-driven scenes in the Boyd home.
And Alexis Carra as supernatural temptress Lola keeps a firm handle on wistful regret. Whatever Lola wants, it turns out, is human connection; Carra makes us feel it.
Bob Verini, ArtsinLA.com