The play has some intriguing elements: A ghost, a tarot card-reading psychologist, karaoke malapropisms and a crazy new religion. Unfortunately, Stephanie’s repetitive histrionics are unpalatable as she blunders through Kübler-Ross’s five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.
The cast plays caricatures, not characters. Crabtree, however, is exceptional as an eponymous spirit, and Jason Stuart delivers a fine performance as Chad, Andy’s lover.
There are a lot of little likable moments, especially Karolyn Luna’s madcap substitute tarot card reader, and Alvetta Smith’s mellifluous voice belting out from the choir. Sadly, “Biking with Andrew Scott” is not a thrilling ride.
Write Act Repertory Theatre is located at 6128 Yucca Ave., Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.writeactrep.org.