2 Pianos is a testament to the backbreaking work needed just to be "merely good."
There's plenty of feel-good, chuckles, provocativeness and holiday cheer to go around.
It's the sort of show you'd present to an alien to explain the whole season.
Mrs. Bob is an explosion of comedy bits landing all over the stage, actors and audience.
When you strip away the dirty words and ratty milieu, the play reveals itself to be a melodrama.
The director, cast and songs deserve a much better book than they got.
The actors go a long way toward breathing some life into this somewhat removed and polite play.