Talk a Lot, but at Least They're Trying
by JAN BENZEL
"IN A WAY, THEY'RE PRETTY touching. They all talked so much.
Like they'd seen this movie and wanted to be in it." That's
Sam, the 16-year-old son of Jake and Catherine, explaining his parents
to the audience in Susan Miller's new play, "For Dear Life,"
which opens Tuesday at the Public Theater.
"They're always trying to tell you something," he continues.
"And they act like if they don't tell you in the next five
minutes you'll graduate or move away and never know this certain,
essential thing. I'm always afraid Catherine or Jake will be lurking
down the hall or waiting for me at breakfast just for the chance,
you know, to say it." . . . more