“The Best Brothers”

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In a Nutshell

A dark comedy about two brothers coming to terms with their mother’s uneven love after she dies in a freak accident

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  • $14 for general admission (up to $27 value)

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The Best Brothers

  • The Plot: this dark comedy sees brothers Kyle and Hamilton Best fall back into their old sibling rivalry when their mother dies under unusual circumstances
  • How She Died: in a freak accident at a Pride Parade—she was going in hopes of finding a partner for Kyle
  • What They Argue About: how to write the obituary, how to give the eulogy, and who has to take care of the dog. Mostly the last one.

Shadow Theatre

Shadow Theatre champions up-and-coming playwrights all while putting on plays from around the world. The results speak for themselves, with perfect theatrical diction—several pieces have received honors including the Sterling Award for Outstanding New Play, the Samuel French Award for Outstanding New Canadian Play, and the Outstanding New Alberta Play Award. Previous productions include Underneath the Lintel, 3 Days of Rain, Grace, While My Mother Lay Dreaming, and Sexy Laundry; this season's plays include Sequence and Circle Mirror Transformation.


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