The Theater: Word Games

THE WAGER

Written by MARK MEDOFF

Directed by ANTHONY PERKINS

This is a pin wheel of a comedy, shooting off sparks of wit, menace and surprise at a fast clip. Two pairs of ill-assorted roommates are living in a high-rise apartment on a Northern California campus. There is Ward, a jock who scores as often off as on the field, sharing digs with Leeds, a malicious intellectual who can only win with wit. Right next door lives Ron, a microbiologist of genius, and his faithless wife Honor. When Ward boasts that he can seduce Honor, Leeds bets him that if he does so, Ron...

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