The play has a compelling point to make about the diversity of truth and mutual respect, but in the end, it’s difficult to take the argument seriously.
TOMMY AND ME does a lot to make itself likable. Didinger’s love for McDonald is evident and provides a herculean effort towards making the play work. It’s incredibly tempting to allow yourself to be swept away in a sea of sincerity.
The production, though occasionally troubled, can still put a finger on the pulse of Shakespeare at its best.
Two stories are retold in parallel structure—the 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and the 2015 Umpqua Community College shooting.
Somewhat perplexingly, neither Film nor Notfilm are films nearly to the extent that each is a picture of a feeling.