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The Best Brothers

The Best Brothers

By Daniel MacIvor
Subjects: Atlantic Playwrights, Family Life, Siblings, Comedy, Death, Grief & Loss, Nova Scotia, LGBT/Queer Theatre
Duration: 90 minutes
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9781770911543, 96 pages, April 2013
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770911567, 96 pages, April 2013
Ebook (PDF) : 9781770911550, 96 pages, April 2013


Bunny Best has met her unfortunate end after a mishap at a Gay Days parade. Now her two sons, Kyle and Hamilton, have the task of arranging her funeral and caring for her most beloved companion, a troublesome Italian greyhound named Enzo. In the bustle of obituary-writing, eulogy-giving, and dog-sitting, sibling rivalry quickly reaches its peak and years of buried contentions surface.

The Best Brothers is a bittersweet comedy that explores the many ways in which we grieve and the love we find in unexpected places.


"The Best Brothers feels like MacIvor's proof that pleasantness and profundity can live side by side, that a dog can be photo prop and a metaphor for life, that there is a kind of wholeness to everything."

- David Berry

"Funny, bittersweet, tightly written and profound in its own way, Brothers is MacIvor at his best."

- Jeff Cotrill