By Lyle Kessler. Directed by Aaron Evans. Brisbane Arts Theatre. April 7 – May 7, 2019.
The two orphans live, or rather exist, in a barren house in the poorer section of Philadelphia where the relationship of the brothers is challenging to not only them but also to the audience. The younger of them, Phillip, is sensitive and reclusive and never ventures out of the house. His mental state is doubtful. His life is dominated by the older brother, Treat, who buys him tins of tuna for meals, and is violently domineering while developing his skills as a picket pocket and thief.