It's nice that she has friends here, but she really isn't very good. She is bright and reasonably confident, but by itself, neither is enough to make listening to her for three hours palatable. Her voice and delivery, to me, aren't professional, and the personality that comes through is too often sardonic or even a bit smarmy. It's like having a celebrity's kid take over the show for a night -- they're kind of familiar with how to do it, but in the end, you know they got the job because of nepotism rather than talent. All that said, there's no reason she couldn't develop her skills, though she's had months since the last time to try. She's probably smart enough to read the criticism and see where she could improve. But the place to do this is elsewhere, such as the local college station. Midnight in the Desert was to be -- and should have been -- Art's triumphant return, and not a training ground for amateurs.