Theater Breaking Through Barriers kicks off its 40th Anniversary season with this world premiere drama by Bekah Brunstetter ("This Is Us") about a county commissioner and a woman who needs his help. More…
In "Public Servant," Ed has been newly elected as county commissioner. Ed is one of the good ones. With his daughter Hannah by his side, he is going to change the world -- or at least his little corner of it. Meanwhile, all world-weary Miriam needs is for a city inspector to sign off on some paperwork. Disillusioned with the system but desperate, she turns to Ed for help with what should be a simple request. But in the world of politics, is anything ever simple?
See it if Cannot think of any reason anyone would like this.
Don't see it if Banal and poorly constructed story, with very poor staging and acting. Ending could be seen a mile away.
See it if You like a traditional theatre experience telling a familiar story with characters who are easy to like.
Don't see it if You want something new or exciting. This play is very cookie-cutter and, though I like much of Brunstetter's other work--I was disappointed
See it if you want to see a play that has some very good ideas but the production overall is not well executed.
Don't see it if a slowly paced drama puts you to sleep within the first few minutes. Many audience members were in dreamland throughout the play.