Playwright Maria Buffini's bipolar play shifts from gun-the-engine melodrama to high-toned apercus, and back. It's 1943. The Germans have invaded Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands. Evicted from her home, and like a British Mother Courage, fiery Jeanne (Jessica John, excellent) defends her family from the evil intruders. One of them, Major Von Pfunz (Richard Baird, also excellent) seems kind. He might even be the ultimate oxymoron, a nice Nazi. Not so. Gabriel meanders from genre to genre, but the North Coast Rep performances, and Christopher Williams' direction, all point due North. Critic's Pick.
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