I agree with nearly every well-written word you wrote, except about Li’l Abner. You mention the subject matter, by which I think you mean the comic strip. But the subject matter of Abner is politics, and I believe a great production would connect. The Country’s In The Very Best Of Hands, indeed. The Encores production was badly cast and poorly conceived. But there’s a lot there, and I’d love to see a full production.