Catherine Rahm's understated Sissy is most droll in her tacit cravings, Michael Sandidge makes Ty's interstitial monologues an arresting counterpoint and Susan Stangl has fun with ex-convict Bitsy Mae Harling's scene-setting songs.
True, Greg Abbott’s soft-focus Brother Boy, a role forever associated with originator
At times, the execution wavers between community theater and Equity waiver, though clearly professional in intent. Nonetheless, long before Eddie Ed O'Brien's wry Rev. Barnes shows up for Peggy's eulogy, we've basically succumbed to "Lives'" warm-hearted hysteria.