t is a sterling success in that it very craftily conjures up questions, thoughts, and feelings about this whole notion of activity - its place, its presence (or lack of), its handling by characters in staged theater. It is less than successful in that it clouds and diminishes the very images and effects it aims to create by virtue of its tendency to go nowhere. In Action, the audience views/experiences two men and two women responding to events and situations people deal with in everyday life. Some of this activity is trite, almost stale; some of it is anything but. Shepard's familiar use of image, momentum, nowness, shock and disconnectedness are all present and very well accounted for.