Photo by Don Kellogg

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Jason Hall has penned a mighty 90 minute dialogue between two estranged brothers who are forced to reunite after, as we slowly learn, his death from Guillain-Barre Syndrome (hence the title of the play).   The show is true storytelling at its best, with virtually no props or scenery and limited lighting.

Kudos to Curran Connor and Jason Jacoby for their fine performances.  Both actors are on stage together for just about the entire play - each taking a break for mere moments while the other has a brief monologue.

This play is about family, family issues, and the mess that happens in our lives and how life can grow more complicated despite our desire to love and be loved.  I've no idea where the idea for this play came from, but one might speculate the disease may have hit a loved one in Mr. Hall's family and thinking further about it - perhaps this play is somewhat autobiographical.  I'm not really sure, but one would assume the ideas, facts, or circumstances may have come from within.