Directed by Jim LaMonte
The Spotlight Players theater itself creates a warm, intimate atmosphere allowing the audience to feel as if they are sitting right in Foster's Diner. The diner set looked so realistic someone could have mistakenly walked up and ordered dinner -- for 1960s prices. Each of the eight cast members made their characters not only believable, but relatable, no matter the time period. Unfortunately, many of the play's references went completely over the head of any audience member unfamiliar with comic strips and radio shows from the 1940s. The most poignant character was Angel, played with innocence by Sonja Schoene. But the way Teddy, played by Robert Webster, Jr., forces the characters to face their hidden emotions encourages us all to face our own inner thoughts and desires, questions what we truly want in life and, perhaps, gives us the courage to go after it. The production continues Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through April 18. Check out www.spotlight-players.org for more information.