Theater: Bradley Cooper Gets Ugly; TR Knight Gets Closeted

December 17, 2014 9:21 PM

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What a pleasure to see actor T.R. Knight back on stage in a role that might have been written for him. Knight (best known for Grey's Anatomy, as well as his excellent work on stage and a recent arc on The Good Wife) plays Eddie, the manager of an anonymous chain restaurant in the small town of Pocatello. The town -- and the restaurant -- have fallen on hard times but Eddie tries to hold it together, arranging "family week" and encouraging staffers to invite their families for a discounted meal. The results, naturally, are disastrous.

Playwright Samuel D. Hunter scored a huge success with The Whale (pun intended) and that has perhaps fueled the ambition of this show. Pocatello is bursting with characters and something to say about the Big Box decimation of America. Eddie's family is still reeling from the suicide of his father, w...

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