The Best Brothers

by Daniel MacIvor
October 17, 2013 - November 03, 2013
Preview - October 16, 2013

Paul Essiembre & Carson Nattrass                  Carson Nattrass & Paul Essiembre
                                                Photos by Bruce Monk

“It’s comedy at its purest.” – Toronto Star

“ intensely compassionate, heart-felt play about life as mediated through the power of love.” – The Record

After losing their free-spirited mother in a freak accident involving a large drag queen named Pina Colada, brothers Kyle and Hamilton Best have to find a way to work together to make the final arrangements. Polar opposites, Hamilton is a buttoned-down architect with a conventional life and Kyle is a slightly flighty real estate agent with unfortunate taste in men.  Hampered by past resentments and the age-old sibling-rivalry question “Who did Mom love best?”, they struggle to understand one another’s way of grieving, to accept one another’s picture of who their mother was -- and to decide who has to take her dog (the real love of her life). This is MacIvor at his best, giving us a hilarious, heartbreaking story of two very different men, each at a turning point in his life. 

Approximate Running Time:  90 minutes, no intermission

Bob says: “This play is touching and lovely. In it, Daniel MacIvor explores the notion of how we should build a community -- not by assumptions based on status, or on what divides us, but on what we have in common.”

>> Video:  Bob talks about what makes The Best Brothers special.

>> Video:  The actors tell you more

>> Video:  Sneak peek scene excerpt

>> BLOG:  Carson Nattrass blogs from the Rehearsal Hall

Director:  Robert Metcalfe
Set & Costume Designer:  Janelle Regalbuto
Lighting Designer:  Scott Henderson
Original Music Composed by:  Danny Carroll
Stage Manager:  Melissa Novecosky
Apprentice Stage Manager:  Katherine Johnston


Paul Essiembre -- Hamilton Best
Carson Nattrass -- Kyle Best

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