Eclipse Theatre rescues The Dark at the Top of the Stairs from being just another curio


The production deals with a number of social issues without allowing them to upstage the story.

The last production in the Eclipse Theatre Company’s season dedicated to William Inge is a perfectly crafted, mildly melodramatic 1957 drama about a domineering, unfaithful traveling salesman, his stalwart, long suffering wife, and their two unhappy children. In the hands of a less capable director and cast, this once-popular play could come off as just another museum piece, interesting only to theater history aficionados.…

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