Family Week By Beth Henley (Closed)
There are some theater artists, not many, whose work I'm always glad to see, even when it isn't their best. Their presence, the mere fact that they are working, is happy news, and their ambition feels like a gift whether it's realized or not. Strong, original vision tends to bleed through miscalculations, which in these cases (at least for viewers not blinded by disappointment or schadenfreude) end up looking like the fallout of frustrating but worthwhile battles that more compromising spirits wouldn't have bothered waging. Beth Henley and Anna Deavere Smith are such artists.