The cast and crew at the Strand make an impressive effort to tackle the unnerving story. While over-acting peppered the production, most of the cast members gave authentic, engaging performances. Myers held her own as Lisa, her constant nail-biting, inability to make direct eye contact, and Crisco-greasy hair making for a convincing abused teen. Myers often had a haunted look in her eyes to go with her sickly-sweet, eager-to-please smile. But Chris Poverman, who played Lisa’s public defender, Carl, deserves the most attention.