Reluctant Messiah

McKeever's new play probes the meaning of one man's phenomenal good fortune


Through Oct. 3. For more information call 305 443-5909 or visit
New Theatre, 4120 Laguna Street, Coral Gables

As with most new plays, this one could use more development. McKeever's testimonial device is efficient, but it guts the theatrical event of much on-stage fire. Andy is the play's obvious central character, but he may not be the dramatic protagonist -- he's actually quite passive, a troubled guy who's about as proactive as a wet sock in a dryer. He's not driving the story, he's getting tempest-tossed from one overwhelming event to the next. It may well be that the psychiatrist, with his ordered, rational view of the world and his own deep unresolved emotional wounds makes a more potent protagonist in this tale of belief, disbelief, and guilt. Will McKeever return to work on this promising play or will he count his kudos and rest on his laurels? Wait and see.

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