By Lori Bosworth
Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre will open its 2013/2014 season with a production of Daniel MacIvor’s The Best Brothers from September 17 to October 27, 2013. The play was a hit during its 2012 season at the Stratford Festival. The Tarragon Theatre production will be directed by Dean Gabourie and stars John Beale and Daniel MacIvor.
The comedy focuses on Hamilton Best, an architect with a wife leading a steady life and his brother, Kyle, a real estate agent with a boyfriend who is a sex worker. When their mother, Ardith, dies in an accident at the Gay Pride Parade, the brothers, while planning the funeral, attempt to come to terms with their relationship with her and each other.
Currently a playwright-in-residence at Tarragon, Daniel MacIvor has written numerous plays including Marion Bridge, Monster, This is a Play, A Beautiful View, You are Here and Cul-de-sac. MacIvor received the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama for his collection of plays, I Still Love You. The playwright is currently developing a new play, Who Killed Spalding Gray? with Factory Theatre and Necessary Angel Theatre and a new work called Cake at Tarragon.
The Best Brothers opens September 25 2013 and runs to October 27, 2013. Previews start September 17, 2013.
Tickets are $21 to $53 with discounts for seniors, students and groups and a Pay-What-You-Can matinee on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 and can be purchased online. $13 Rush Tickets will be on sale on Fridays at 6 p.m. and on Sundays at 1 p.m. beginning September 27, 2013.
Tarragon Theatre’s Mainspace, 30 Bridgman Avenue