I concur. The production is only so-so. I especially disliked the way in which Goneril and Regan were shown to be so clearly evil right from the first, when in act one, at least, they would seem to have some cause to be less than delighted with their arrogant, selfish,arbitrary father. He's given them his kingdom so that he can have authority without responsibility, after all. But this Goneril and Regan are so clearly horrible from the beginning that there is no change in one's response to them They are not only static characters, their evil seems motiveless. They're awful because they're awful, not because they've been bullied and repressed, for instance. Thus, all the subtle ambiguities are gone, making the play a melodrama of good guys versus bad guys.