Elizabeth Salaam 12:06 p.m., May 21
For Alexi Kaye Campbell's difficult drama, Diversionary Theatre imported director Glenn Paris, from Ion, and Craig Noel Award-winners Francis Gercke, Jessica John, and Brian Mackey. In spite of its accolades, the so-so script requires top-shelf performances, which this group delivers. Five of the ten scenes take place in 1958, the others in 2008. Three people with the same names — Philip, Sylvia, and Oliver — appear in both years. They may, or may not, be a trio in a time warp. In each Oliver is in love with Philip. Their different relations compare the status of gay men 50 years apart. The Diversionary production also sports an elegant set by Matt Scott and costumes by Trista Roland that look like her budget was carte blanche.
Worth a try.