In addition to the pair of murderous aunts, Mortimer also has two very loosely hinged brothers. One is a botched surgery victim who looks like Frankensteins Boris Karloff; the other thinks hes Teddy Roosevelt.
Barr pretty much retains the plays 1941 setting, but adds a few subtle, modern touches. Its a period piece that certainly alludes to the political and world situation [of the time], he says. But theres a strong sense of America at work in the play. Im trying to bring a little more of a present-day sensibility to the story. Its funny but real.
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