Lyle is a fictional middle-aged editor of correspondence courses at a small university in the Midwest. In a matter-of-fact style Lyle writes to a friend about life at the university. Sounds boring? Just ask the mailroom clerk, Sortgood Shipman. Ask the formidable cafeteria lady, Samella. Ask the Wellness Center SWAT team. Or ask his traumatized coworkers after Lyle invents new games for the office picnic. Or the audience who thought they had just settled down to watch a traditional production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Finally, ask the various E-squads and emergency-room workers who, because of Lyle, have anything but a boring shift. John Arthur Robinson is a master at creating ridiculously funny names and at putting Lyle in bizarre situations.