Perhaps it is time to cop to one of South Florida theater's dirty little secrets: that David Arisco, the resident director at Actors' Playhouse in Coral Gables, isn't very good at directing straight plays. In show after show, his actors project all the vitality of figures in a wax museum. They face the audience too often. They speak too loudly and clearly, as though they were reciting sonnets rather than conversing. They are never ironic, achieving at best only a buckshot sarcasm made intentionally overobvious so as not to elude even the dimmest patron. Arisco always plays for the back row, for the none-too-bright. If his career were a government initiative, it would be called "No... More >>>