Four aspiring writers pay $5000 each for Leonard's master class on the subject. He's a famous novelist, who stopped, and he rips their work -- and even them -- to shreds. Thereda Rebeck's comedy-drama raises some tough questions about writing professionally, but sidesteps them and settles for a facile ending. It's a high compliment to Jonathan Sachs (outstanding as draconian Leonard), director Kym Pappas, and the InnerMission cast that they make the sudden change in tone feel consistent. The production saves the play. Worth a try.
Ongoing until Saturday, March 26, 2016