Stage Review

Ears On A Beatle (2004)

Details Opening Date: Mar 16, 2004; Lead Performances: Bill Dawes and Dan Lauria; Director: Mark St. Germain

Back in the '70s, a decade pockmarked by Vietnam and Watergate, the government deemed John Lennon and his peace-promoting politics worthy of FBI scrutiny. In Ears, two agents -- one a naive newbie (Bill Dawes), the other a seasoned cynic (an appealingly irascible Dan Lauria, from The Wonder Years) -- track the Beatle while playwright Mark St. Germain reveals why it's wrong to judge people, and events, as either good or evil. Timely, yes, and perhaps even important, but about as exciting as a trench coat. (TC)

Originally posted Apr 09, 2004 Published in issue #759 Apr 09, 2004 Order article reprints