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 a Southern California theater critic.