We’ve been doing this for years, and I must say, these guys –the players—maintain a consistently high level of craftsmanship. And there is a lot to be said for repertory companies: you learn to do some stuff when you work together over and over that you can’t do on the fly.
Afterthought: So far, the only thing we've seen this week is Cyrano de Bergerac with a Richard Howard who, with 18 seasons, must be the grand old man of the company. It's an absurd play and it goes on 'way too long, but Howard is a total pro and this was, I must say, one of the best things he has ever done. As we recall, the first time we saw him, he was the guy who walked buck naked across the stage in Curse of the Starving Class. He was good then. He's matured. He kept his clothes on.