An unexpected death leaves two very different brothers to arrange the funeral, write the eulogy, and ponder if mother’s favourite son was… the dog. Western Canada Theatre launches its exciting new season with Daniel MacIvor’s black comedy The Best Brothers at the Pavilion Theatre September 14 to 23.
When a free-spirited woman dies suddenly, her two middle-aged sons bicker over her funeral arrangements, her personal effects—and her feisty Italian Greyhound. Unearthing decades of buried rivalry, they ponder meaningful questions like "Who did she love the most?" and "Who has to take the dog?" An eccentric modern comedy by one of Canada's most celebrated playwrights - about life, death, aging parents and dealing with brothers who simply refuse to grow up... or don't know how to stay young.
The Best Brothers brings four very talented artists to Kamloops for the first time. Aidan deSalaiz plays uptight brother Hamilton Best, while Ryan James Miller plays the slightly flighty Kyle Best . Directing is Sharon Bajer and the Costume Designer is Suzannah Marriott. Kamloops audiences will be familiar with the work of locals Ross Nichol (Set & Lighting Designer) and Christine Leroux (Stage Manager).
Another first with our season opener is that WCT is co-producing The Best Brothers with Theatre NorthWest, in Prince George, where it will play in April 2018. We are excited to collaborate with the BC Interior’s other year-round professional theatre company.
WCT is also proud to introduce to the Kamloops stage the work of Daniel MacIvor, one of Canada’s most prolific and celebrated playwrights. In The Best Brothers, we witness MacIvor’s ability to tackle what might be considered uncomfortable subject matter and yet, through wry observation and zinging dialogue, engage the audience with humour and understanding.
Start the season with the boldly funny The Best Brothers. Get your tickets at the Kamloops Live! Box Office at 250-374-5483, 1025 Lorne Street, or kamloopslive.ca.
“Brings funny to the funeral” —Edmonton Journal
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