In its current revival by the Attic Theater Company, “The Dreamer Examines His Pillow,”an early John Patrick Shanley work, is an intermissionless 90 minutes, but it’s really a play in three parts. From the audience’s perspective this particular production’s three parts are: “Not buying it,” “Just got more interesting” and, “Ah, now it all makes sense.” The play, at the Flea Theater, opens at the shabby apartment of Tommy (Shane Patrick Kearns), a 27-year-old who sometimes talks to his mini-fridge. In bursts Donna (Lauren Nicole Cipoletti), his former and maybe current girlfriend, who is blazing mad because Tommy has been fooling around with her 16-year-old sister. Donna is also irked by a self-portrait Tommy has painted, a wild-eyed thing that hangs on the wall. The two engage in a lengthy verbal sparring match, punctuated by lust and fueled by beer. Mr. Shanley has taken the old playwright’s license and put a lot of florid language into the mouths of low-class characters. And Mr. Kearns and Ms. Cipoletti aren’t really up to the challenge, too often sounding as if they’re just reciting lines, albeit at enthusiastically high volume.