Down Devil's Backbone
Chapter 13 Productions; Anderson, IN
This play is all about forbidden love and the drama that
comes with it, as an older man must answer internal questions about loyalty and
family as he tries to keep his marriage and young girlfriend peacefully
coexisting. The acting is strong and fairly consistent, with some palpable
stage chemistry between performers. Certainly a very serious show at heart,
moments of humor keep things from dredging too low. While acting was a high
point for the show, sometimes the dialogue seemed a bit contrived and
irregular. Overall, a nice showcase of dramatic performance from the cast.
Theatre on the Square, Stage Two: Thursday, Aug. 26, 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 29, 10:30 p.m.