It’s “The Office” by way of the ancient comedies, says Amy Steiger, a member of The Bard’s Town Theatre ensemble who had been slated to direct the show, but stepped into one of the play’s three roles when another actor dropped out of the cast.
“There’s a character in a position of power, and then there are people who are smarter than that leader who are not powerful. There’s that kind of convention throughout Greek and Roman comedy,” says Steiger, an assistant professor in the University of Louisville’s department of theater arts.
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PHOTO: Ben Gierhart, Amy Steiger and Natalie Fields in “Reduction in Force” at The Bard’s Town.