The Best Brothers

We can all imagine what it will be like, if we have not already had to deal with it – how to deal with the death of a parent. What to put in the obituary, what kind of funeral to have, what kind of food to serve. Totally unimportant, but decisions that seem so critical at the time. Daniel MacIvor has written a delightul comedy that will survive the test of time. He captures the family dynamics perfectly, even if your family does not include a gay member, in this production played to perfection by John Beale as Kyle Best. MacIvor himself played the older brother Hamilton. The two bicker constantly, but in the end begin to understand each other and themselves better. Each puts on a green hat and gloves as he takes on the role of Mother, a hilarious character in her own right. Enzo the dog is the key to the relationships. You leave almost wanting a dog of your own.

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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to The Best Brothers

  1. Keith says:

    A small but well crafted show. The first scene is so funny it rather overwhelms the more balanced view of this family's dynamics in the rest of the show – but it was a delightful experience overall.(Any show that can have Cathy even "almost" wanting a dog has to be amazing.)

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