Themes pit the freedom to love against overpowering odds: familial implosion, interminable and unjustified incarceration, distorted sexual childhood boundaries, and roller coaster rides of mental illnesses which haunt the Shaw family.
To authentically dramatize the familial journey, two actors inhabit each brother role, the younger and the older versions, intercutting their often skewed memories.
Kearns’ 75- minute one-act play tracks their lives — reliving critical, contradictory and conflicting moments —as the misfit siblings determinedly cement their love in spite of the gnarled realities they cannot avoid confronting.
“Michael Kearns has created a poetically and powerfully charged portrait of brothers in love.”
— Greg Archer, HUFFINGTON POST