October 19 – November 5, 2017, at the Studio Theatre
Two estranged brothers meet over dinner to reconcile their differences. The older is still single having lost his girlfriend to his younger brother who is now married to her and is the father of two. The younger brother resents the older for having been their father’s favorite and having inherited most of their father’s fortune. As the dinner progresses the bad blood between them boils over leading to an unexpected, shocking, and violent conclusion as they fail to resolve their differences.
“This play came to me via a vivid nightmare. I recognized the genesis of such a dream: I had read Seneca’s ‘Thyestes’, which also deals with a family feud. While that play is set in ancient times, my dream was contemporary, just as bone chilling, and perfect for Halloween!” Mark-Brian Sonna