Americans tend to define themselves by their career choices. (How often do strangers launch conversations with “So what do you do?”) But what does that mean when you begin aging out of the workforce? Written and set during the postwar economic boom, Arthur Miller’s 1949 drama zooms in on a suicidal Mister Magoo and his two ne’er-do-well sons. Trinity has produced a zippy, effective production, though the casting is slightly off. The brawny ex-jock and his lothario brother are both played by actors who are too young and physically unconvincing, though Matt Lytle is nevertheless a standout as Biff, the prodigal son who returns home to find a car crashing, delusional father that picks fights with the air and gardens in the middle of the night.
photo: Mark Turek