In the lackluster performances of Cucher, Ellsworth and Stevenson, there’s nothing necessarily eccentric or ingratiating about their characters to grab or hold our interest in them. For his part, Martin makes an agreeable protagonist, at least until he basically fades into the scenery, reduced to playing straight man/second fiddle to Graham, who is serviceable in those flashier dual roles.
Whether Mickey’s condition is a psychological disorder or some kind of a “miracle” is open to spiritual debates that don’t blend well with Dudzick’s otherwise whimsical premise.
Either way, it’s inadvertently telling to hear poor Andy talk about how the holiday season seems to be missing a “delicious sense of mystery and wonder.”
Through Dec. 18. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. $12-$26. Stage Door Players (North DeKalb Cultural Center), 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 770-396-1726. stagedoorplayers.net.
Bottom line: Bah humbug.