Review On Yes. No. Maybe.

Drew Petriello


An intriguing little dramady that explores boundaries in more ways than one. The show has a lot to say, and it says so very wittily and with superb acting - and without battering the audience over the head with the message stick.

All four performers are excellently cast. They all have fully realized inner lives and solid senses of comedic timing.

For the most part, the play is naturalistic, but there occasional breaks into something a little more abstract that I really enjoy, like in the way sex scenes are handled. Each character also gives a monologue to the audience that sums up a unique part of their character.

So much about the situation these characters find themselves in is fraught. It begs questions about the ethical conduct of those in power, but also about those who consentingly(?) choose to sleep to the top. There are a lot of questions raised and no real answers given. It's all left up for the audience to come to their own conclusions without firm judgment cast down on any one character. Everyone behaves in a flawed manner... but also behaves generously. The gray areas will leave you scratching your head for days.

And did I mention it's really funny? The dialogue is full of witticisms and one-liners that you'll wish you thought of.

There is a survey given before they show. I'm curious to see what will be done with it.

I know the dialogue is quick and quippy, but occasionally a line was spoken so quickly that I didn't know what was said.

The introduction of the main couple, while funny, didn't quite work for me. Maybe it's because I hate the game of rhetorical impossible questions. Actually, it's probably more that they both initially come off as unlikeable and I grew to like them as the story went on. I wanted to be in at least one of their courts at the outset.

These are minor quibbles. The show succeeded in what it set out to do and is enjoyable and provocative the whole way through.