First Stage's adaptation of Lois Lowry's Gossamer
begins with a waif-like girl engaged in a battle of wills with her
unyielding mentor, her unquenchable curiosity gently butting against
her elder's limited reserve of patience. It's an appropriate beginning
for a play that is essentially all about the battle of wills between
the spirited ingeniousness of youth and the wisdom of old age, the
forces of light and darkness, and between a young...