Theater: Blessed Are the Real

All in Good Time, by Bill Naughton. People are a vanishing breed in the theater. Playwrights seem to know all about clinical freaks, but little of human beings. England's Bill Naughton is a cheering exception. All in Good Time makes a tenderly perceptive human comedy out of a single obvious and quaint-sounding joke, the inability of a pair of young English provincial newlyweds to consummate their marriage.

The bridegroom (Brian Murray) is an intellectually bemused boy with Beethoven in his inner ear and a blue-collar father around his neck. Father (Donald Wolfit) is a...

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