The Ocean Star

Brian just wants a quiet life. He's content to stay at home, reviewing the books and CDs that land on his doorstep and watching 'Fear Factor' with his son Jay - a short film maker (until the funding dried up). But what lands on his doorstep next is his younger son Ted, and suddenly it's his own family which is up for review. Ted may or may not be suffering from an incurable disease. Jay seems to be nursing a terrible resentment. Then there's the small matter of Brian's agoraphobia, complicated by haunting memories of his long dead wife. Brian soon learns that dysfunction, like charity, begins at home. With a keen sense for the absurd, Michael Galvin has crafted an exquisitely dark and comic play. Your own family never seemed so sane.

Australian version available on request.