Two women – one a liberal sophisticate, the other a conservative fanny-packer – waiting 90 minutes in an airport lounge for a plane and striking up a conversation is all that happens in San Diego Rep’s Walter Cronkite Is Dead. Well, it’s almost all that happens. That the very strained conversation becomes if not a friendship then at least a realization of mutual respect is the result of solid performances by Ellen Crawford and Melinda Gilb. What might have been static dramedy thankfully is not.
David L. Coddon is theater critic for San Diego CityBeat