Preview: The Best Brothers

by Liza Mattimore

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Here's one that should be on your radar, The Best Brothers opens at Tarragon Theatre this week.  This is the Toronto premiere for Tarragon's playwright-in-residence Daniel Maclvor's The Best Brothers. One of Canada's best known playwrights,  Daniel MacIvor has written and directed numerous award-winning productions since he began creating theatre in 1986. MacIvor's previous productions at Tarragon include Was Spring (2012), Communion (2010), A Beautiful View (2009), How It Works (2007) and Somewhere I Have Never Traveled (1988). 

 The Best Brothers’ mother dies in a freak accident at Toronto’s Gay Pride Parade, crushed by a drunk drag queen. As they look to celebrate their mother, they wrestle with the most fundamental questions of love and family: namely, who did mom love more and who gets the dog? 

A hit last summer at the Stratford Festival where it premiered, this bittersweet comedy sees Tarragon favourite Daniel MacIvor back on stage alongside John Beale, again directed by Dean Gabourie.  The Best Brothers   runs at Tarragon from September 17th to October 27th in the mainspace.  Click here for ticket details.