Director J.D. Sivert's cast works hard to wrestle the script to the ground, but they are only intermittently successful. As Voula, the long-limbed, short-haired Marie is very good at being hard-edged and at being vulnerable, but has trouble showing us both at the same time. As Benj, the red-headed, boyish Lazarus is convincing as the young, naive artist but doesn't seem to mature as much as the script suggests. As the whangdoodle and Bad Henry, McHattie and Carson have enough brash swagger to intimidate us in the audience as much as they do Voula and Benj. But they never evince much sympathy for the troubles of their human partners.