Stage Left's production of "After Ashley" is an above average comedy which manages to dramatically engage as well as make us laugh. The show deals with how father and son (Brian Plocharczyk in an inspired performance) deal with the death of the matriarch. The play is always interesting to watch because it's populated by smart, interesting characters who seem real. However, Stage Left is notorious for its "bare-bones" stagings, and this is one play that could benefit from just a bit more realism.
Rating: **1/2 (out of *****)