"The Girl in the Freudian Slip" by William Brown and directed by Dick Simko is being presented by the Belair Community Theater at the DAV hall in Bowie.
The plot concerns a middle-aged psychiatrist (Mel Grier) whose secret, obsessive desire for one of his former patients leads him to write a play which finds its way into the hands of a literary agent (Patty Burtner). She is, of course, the real life model for the patient role in the play. Embarrassment and naughtiness follow.
Unfortunately the characters in the play are so transparent that one often does not care enough about them to appreciate the humor of their situation. There are, however, enough contributions from both the cast and the directors to alleviate a lot of the pain caused by the tedious, sit-com rerun, stale, lines of the script.
Particularly enjoyable is the performance of Roger Kyle-Keith in the role of Mr. Welman, another psychiatric patient. The actor's understanding of the potential humor of his character makes his appearances on stage refreshing and enjoyable.
The Belair Community Theater presents four productions a year. Its stage in the Disabled American Veterans hall offers true possibilities for theater in the intimate, close-up setting. Their next production will be "The Odd Couple" scheduled to open April 28.