was made into a relatively successful indie flick in the late '90s, starring Parker Posey as Jackie-O. After the big Hollywood treatment, a small local production can end up feeling like a barroom cover of a stadium-rock song. Are you really gonna do it better than they did with big stars and big dollars? In true Charm City spirit, the Mobtown Players answer that question with a resounding "fuck yes, we are!" And I know because I came home, immediately after watching the play, and viewed the film-a testament to MacLeod's writing, for sure. But the Mobtown version was in many ways superior to the film, not just in the ways that stage is often superior to film-intimacy, immediacy, etc.-but in the quality of the acting and the director's interpretation of the script. Eric Paul Boesche as Marty, particularly, brings a vivid believability to the role that the film's Josh Hamilton never quite musters.