The play definitely has the feel of witnessing something from years gone by, when famous comedic teams head-lined the stage and screen and physical humor was the rage. It is no wonder theater companies turn to this show instead of pulling out an old chestnut when looking to add a farce to their line-up.
Last week, Netflix launched the entire season of House of Cards. Some admirers of the strategy breathlessly insist it marks the end of traditional cable networks. While that viewpoint is fanciful, this kind of experimentation simply shows a healthy marketplace that is always looking for the next big thing.