Steve Hendrickson lets his hair down as one of literature's best-known bad guys, Fagin, in Park Square's new production. Noah Coon portrays the young orphan who escapes the workhouse only to stumble into a band of pickpockets led by Fagin. Joel Sass directs, using a recent adaptation by British playwright Neil Bartlett. Sass has a talent for sharpening material that benefits from a dark edge, while Bartlett's version of Charles Dickens' novel has been credited for its frank reflection of a society that ensnared waifs with brutal poverty and callous disregard. Also featured are Patrick Bailey and Cheryl Willis.