Commendable ambition but cliched narrative in 'Disconnection' - 2015-02-11
The title refers to the Church of Scientology's controversial policy of shunning anyone critical of its teachings. And although Scientology is never specifically mentioned by name, "Disconnection" is a thinly veiled roman à clef debunking that particular institution, of which Barton is a former member.
Considering the aggressive nature of "the Church" toward past critics, Barton's effort certainly took guts. And the fact that the Skylight Company, formerly the Katselas Theatre, was founded by the late Milton Katselas, revered acting teacher and a longtime Scientologist himself, makes the effort even more noteworthy.