But, under the astute direction of Sean Daniels, Scheuer's musings about those events take on an everyman quality that struck me as surprisingly familiar (click here to read a Q&A with Scheuer).
Even my coat got into the act, enlisted to play a key role as the young boy’s dog. But don’t worry, you don’t have to participate if you don’t want to: I saw Donahoe try to talk a woman into playing his guidance counselor but then move on when she ultimately declined—click here to read how he makes his casting choices).
Its success obviously depends even more than shows usually do on how its audience members react but so much time was spent on the mechanics of getting people to say and do the right thing at the right moment that I lost track of what was at stake. Events that should have hit me hard in the gut felt more like gentle pokes.