We attended Octavio Solis' "Lydia" at the Mark Taper Forum and agreed with Charles McNulty's review that the play had "magical realism" ["An Oracle in a Crowded Room," April 16], but we thought it was centered and all of a piece, not "crowded" or "anguish-drenched" or anything like a "telenovela." There was plenty of humor.
We were immediately drawn into Solis' world, that of a devastatingly real family, free of stereotypes, yet archetypal. The play is a poem to finding beauty, kindness and redemption in the most difficult of situations. Each character was well developed, and if this deters from the play in any way, we didn't see it.