The show’s actor-focused attitude preserves LaBute’s witty, fast-paced banter while also allowing serious consideration of the ethical problems with “shaping” another human being, the play’s central thematic concern.
In what would be a coup for most films, “Trespass” repeatedly manages to put the audience in the shoes of its protagonists. Unfortunately, here this means evoking a sense of being helplessly trapped with no hope of escape.
As close collaborators on “The Way,” Sheen and Estevez do not have the same type of estranged relationship as the father and son in their film. They banter together, expressing pride in each other’s skill.