Area beer aficionados likely rejoiced two months back with the debut in Maplewood of Tapped, which features a 48-draft self-pour system that allows guests to sample as much or as little of the locally focused selection as desired.

Fine performances by her cast under the gentle direction of Trish Brown epitomize the humanity and compassion of Ernest Thompson’s script in Insight Theatre Company’s inaugural presentation at its new home.

Instead of being the St. Louis Cardinals’ announcer, “Professor Uman” on the online TV program Cardinals Kids and KSHE 95’s iconic “U-Man,” he easily could have been swept away by the once-meaner streets of St. Louis’ South Side, where he grew up.