Many writers like Tolstoy, D.H. Lawrence and Goethe have turned this subject matter into works of literature. Today itís the subject matter of popular television soap operas like Desperate House Wives. Wellerís play falls somewhere in between. While he expresses many of the extreme highs and lows that people face while engaged in cheating on their spouses, and tries to do it with a touch of comedy, there are moments when his drama boarders on being preachy.
Of course an excellent cast saves him. Lois Grandi in the role of Melinda Metz and Marvin Greene as Adam Penzius deliver their lines with a naturalness that draws the audience in to their impossible predicament. Will Melinda and Marvin take the precarious step and leave their spouses so they can be with each other forever or will they chicken out and settle for living the lie of their uncommitted sexual addiction? In the end, itís the audience that decides.
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