This is a fascinating production, largely becuase we have never seen any Spanish golden age theatre before. Keith and I had different reactions to this play – he did not like it and found the translation “like speaking cardboard” (to quote Seanna McKenna). This was the over riding factor for him so his vote overall is NO.
I liked the overall production and was much less bothered by the occasionally stilted language. My problem was with the performance of Scott Wentworth, who seemed to be in a diffeerent play. He was doing melodrama and doing it well, as he does. But the rest of the cast were doing a straight drama, so his performance was jarring and did not contribute to the theme of the play – when does the community have the right/obligation to rise up against evil? When is it necessary to take a stand and say no more? Important questions that were not served well by Wentworth’s melodrama. He could have shown us a really evil Guzman, that would have been much more effective. But overall, my vote is YES.