It's hardly Thornton Wilder's fault that his 1938 meditation on life and death has become associated with sentimentality and treacle after the damage wrought by innumerable high school and community theater productions. In his time, after all, Wilder employed a subversion of dramatic convention to make a grand statement about human life. The question now is whether Wilder's universal message, in serious hands, still manages a sharp commentary on... More >>>