In Dear Brutus, J. M. Barrie takes his not-quite-grown-up characters to another sort of Neverland


A strong cast makes a stiff story soar.

About halfway through Eclectic Theatre’s two-hour, intermission-free revival of J. M. Barrie’s 1917 play, things finally take off. Before that the production just gracelessly galumphs along, flapping its wings madly, hopping and honking, hoping to lift off, but hobbled by bland acting, sluggish, wooden performances, and Barrie’s stiff 101-year-old dialogue.…

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