The Theater: Dolphin in the Dark

WELCOME TO ANDROMEDA and VARIETY OBIT by RON WHYTE

More evenings than not, that aisle-anchored creature the drama critic peers out over a becalmed stage, stagnant characters and dialogue indistinguishable from soggy debris. But on occasion the sight of fresh and genuine talent greets his eye, and the stage seems to quiver with dramatic life.

Such a talent is Ron Whyte, 27, who is making his playwriting debut with these two off-Broadway playlets. Let's mark him for a dolphin who cavorts in drama as if it were his native element. He writes with humor,...

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