itself was something I probably could have written myself if I had the time, there wasn't an awful lot to it. For the hour-long performance the audience interrupts a story involving a college student fresh out of service in Iraq and his writing for a literature class which is not only emotive and powerful but also according to the college president destructive. You never meet the boy but just the president, played austerely by local actor John Jenkins
, an army psychologist and the boy's teacher. At the end I felt that I'd borrowed a 300-page book from the library and read the middle 100 pages before returning it. Somewhat of a "did I miss something?"
kind of feeling.
The reason we went though was a friend is involved with the theatre company
and was in fact the main sponsor of Harmless. I've always liked the idea of local theatre and was pleased to support it as we might Timeline's next production, George Bernard Shaw's Widowers' Houses
, which previews in May.