After two hours of this kind of interplay, the audience achieves a catharsis normally associated with tragedy, and the players know they've been in a dogfight.
The Pocket Sandwich Theatre specializes in melodramas and comedies of this sort, and they seem to pack 'em in on a Saturday night. Though loftier-minded companies would love to claim the title, this really is the theater of the people.
Sarajevo plays September 16 through October 14 at the Undermain Theatre. Call 747-1424 for ticket information.
The Murders in the Rue Morgue plays through August 19 at the Pocket Sandwich Theatre. Call 821-1860 for ticket info.