Evil Begins At Home

TITLE: A SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS

AUTHOR: ALAN AYCKBOURN

WHERE: BROADWAY

THE BOTTOM LINE: A satire of corruption in everyday life has lost its edge in crossing the Atlantic.

"EVERYONE STEALS A LITTLE" seems to be the mantra of the McCracken clan. Mother pilfers desk supplies from her office. Daughter shoplifts for "something to do" and to finance her adolescent drug taking. Brother-in- law is on the fiddle at work and with the tax office. Son-in-law traffics in "surplus" merchandise from the family factory. Even the clan's stern paterfamilias Jack, for all his talk of rectitude, is not above bribing a prying...

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