WCT season opening with tragic comedy The Best Brothers

By Jill Sperling
September 6, 2017 - 12:01pm Updated: September 6, 2017 - 3:22pm

KAMLOOPS — A new Western Canada Theatre season is about to begin with a comedy about family tragedy. 

The Best Brothers by Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor opens at the Pavillion Theatre next week. 

The production tells the story of two brothers dealing with the death of their mother. 

Through that experience the brothers are forced to examine their feelings about their mother and each other. 

As the men experience an emotional roller coaster the audience is invited along for the ride. 

"This is what I love about the writing in this play is that I think audiences will come and they'll laugh, and laugh, and laugh, but then they will also find moments of real truth and poiniancy," Director Sharon Bajer said. "For me a night of theatre involves all of it, not just happy or sad, it's kind of both." 

The cast is made up of only two actors, who play the brothers and also portray their mother. 

Actor Aidan deSalaiz says the small cast has been able to create a strong bond.

"You can't hide, you're sort of out there, out in front of your acting partner, but also in the audience you have to be really bare and open and honest," deSalaiz said. "It helps to have a really good connection with the other person, and luckily with Ryan, we get along really well, he's amazing. We have a good time."

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