Romantic Comedy Explores the Eccentric Mindset

Stephanie Baird admirably presents Phoebe Craddock as the naïve Vermont school teacher who Carmichael takes under his wing as a writing partner. As Phoebe rises to prominence as a writer, Ms. Baird injects the proper maturity into her performance, while being mindful to bring across the basic goodness that prevents success from going to Phoebe’s head.

An indication that a performance has succeeded is when audience members have questions about the characters’ innate motivations.

Ms. Baird left this reviewer asking: Is this the true, unconditional love where Phoebe is willing to accept Jason’s many personality flaws, or is she a romantic basket case hopelessly addicted to the man’s fame and brilliance?