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Live Theatre Workshop
3322 E Fort Lowell Rd
Tucson, AZ 85716
Reservations: (520) 327-4242

February 15 - March 24, 2018

THE BEST BROTHERS at Live Theatre Workshop

The Best Brothers

by Daniel MacIvor

Directed by Sabian Trout

Steve Wood as Kyle
Stephen Frankenfield as Hamilton


A bittersweet comedy from one of Canada's most beloved playwrights. Bunny Best has met her unfortunate end after a mishap at a Gay Pride 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. A witty and amusing tale of woe. You'll leave the theatre desperately wanting a dog!

The Best Brothers is staged by arrangement with Pam Winter, Gary Goddard Agency, www.garygoddardagency.com



February 15 - March 24, 2018

Previews: February 15 and 16 at 7:30 PM
Opening Night: Saturday, February 17 at 7:30 PM

Regular Performances:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights at 7:30 PM
Sunday Matinees at 3:00 PM
Saturday Closing Matinee 3/24 at 3:00 PM


Previews & Thursday Tickets: $15
General Admission: $20
Students, Seniors 62+, & Military: $18


Daniel MacIvor was born in Nova Scotia Canada in 1962 and is an actor, playwright and director. He attended Dalhousie University in Halifax and after he attended George Brown College in Toronto. He started the Da Da Kamera theatre company in Toronto and also did a series of solo shows. His plays include BEST BROTHERS, NEVER SWIM ALONE, MARION BRIDGE, A BEAUTIFUL VIEW, CUL-DE-SAC, HOUSE, HERE LIKES HENRY, and many others. In 2006 Macvlor won the Governor General’s Award Drama for his collection of plays I STILL LOVE YOU. With BEST BROTHERS Macvlor wanted to bring up death in a light hearted way and also what a dog is to a person with a dark yet gentle edge. Maclvor wrote the play as a journey for himself between the head and the heart as he wants to embrace the sentimental feelings that people face. He wanted to bring a heartwarming comedy to the stage that everyone could enjoy.



 Sabian Trout (Director) is thoroughly enjoying her twelfth season as LTW’s Artistic Director. A few favorite LTW directing credits include BUYER & CELLAR, THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION, PHOTOGRAPH 51,REGRETS ONLY, RECKLESS, HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, TRYING, SHIRLEY VALENTINE, DANCING AT LUGHNASA, and ARSENIC AND OLD LACE. Sabian has over 30 years of experience as a director, actor, stage manager, producer and theatre teacher. Professional credits include productions at the Stratford Festival of Canada, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Missouri Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Phoenix, The Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis, Austin’s State Theatre, LA Theatre Works, and Arizona Theatre Company.


Stephen Frankenfield and Steve Wood in THE BEST BROTHERS at Live Theatre Workshop

 Stephen Frankenfield (Hamilton) is the Assistant Director of Children’s Programming here at LTW. He is a graduate of (AMDA) American Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in New York City. Some of his most notable acting credits include: BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY, HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAY, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, BELOW THE BELT, I HATE HAMLET, and SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR. Some of his directing credits include: MOON OVER BUFFALO and SOUVENIR. He has been nominated for 6 Arizona Daily Star Mac Awards, four times for acting and twice for directing. He writes and directs for LTW’s Family Theatre, as well as the Education Department. He has had 4 plays published, including: AN OUTLAW’S TALE: A STORY ABOUT THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE DOWN-RIGHT LAZY and THE MISADVENTURES OF ROMEO AND JULIET (A REHEARSAL NIGHTMARE). He would like to give a big thank you to his two boys for being a constant source of inspiration in his life.


Stephen Frankenfield and Steve Wood in THE BEST BROTHERS at Live Theatre Workshop

 Steve Wood (Kyle) - This is Steve's 44th production in Tucson and he’s proud to be back on the LTW mainstage. He was last seen in LTW’s BASKERVILLE. Other favorite roles include the title role in MY NAME IS ASHER LEV (Mac Award Nomination, Best Actor in a Drama), ‘Kit Gill’ in NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY and “Val” in LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR (Mac Award Nomination, Best Actor in a Comedy). Thanks to all who support the arts in Tucson and thanks to my dear friend Sabian Trout and my brother, Stephen Frankenfield, for the laughs and opportunities.