At the helm of this polished production is Genie Croft Kahn, who directs with a sure hand and a flair for comedy. In addition to maneuvering the two principals, she marches the two moving men, played by Ira Phillips and Noah B. Jordan, on and off the stage with precision. Of the two supporting roles, Phillips' larger-than-life performance as Ralph, the experienced mover who has his own eye on Christine, rings with authenticity and charm. Phillips' younger colleague Jordan, who plays Chuck, tends to steal focus from the other actors and thus is slightly less charming.
Michael Amico's Central Park West set design is handsome, even if, with its airiness, furniture choice, and color scheme, it more resembles a Florida condo than a New York apartment. At first glance you might think Christine had already started decorating with a Miami palette. The two leads, however, have all their colors exactly right.
Written by Richard Baer. Directed by Genie Croft Kahn. Starring Barbara Bradshaw, Howard Elfman, Ira Phillips, and Noah B. Jordan. Through July 25. Broward Stage Door Theatre, 8036 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs, 954-344-7765.