Kozak’s latest shows didn’t generate much respect or interest for me, but it’s clear that he’s now making his bet on commercial theatre. His production of “The Marriage” at MXAT was routine, as though it were put on not by a contemporary director, but rather by one of the oldest of the old MXAT-ovites, of whom we were already skeptical in my long-ago youth. So how do I feel about Kozak? Either he’s younger than all of us, or he’s older than my entire generation. But he directed “The Dark Lady of the Sonnets” well. And we (I) respected him anew. Whether his theatre is commercial or not is ultimately a secondary question. The main thing is whether it can live on the stage of an “art theatre.” In this case – it lives.