Ashley had vitality and freshness.She was never the simple "girl". She had too much pizazz and snap for that.I would fault the production and not the play. In the past few years there have been successful productions at regional theaters across the country. There was a very well received production directed by Jessica Stone at the Old Globe in San Diego with Kerry Bishe, Mia Dillon and Jere Burns. The New York production was so concerned with making it a "60s" event they lost track of the heart of the play.