After long estrangement, an emergency involving Ancestry.com pushes two middle-aged brothers into a reunion, a face-to-face at the California home of their now-deceased parents. This is the fourth chapter in the ongoing Magic Agency cycle, which currently numbers seven plays.
Written by Jonas Kyle and Sean Lewis
Featuring Jim Fletcher and Sean Lewis
Sound by Forrest Gillespie
Set Design by Jonas Kyle
House Manager: James Gittens
Stage Manager: Holly Stefanik
ABOUT LILAC CO.
Lilac Co. is a Brooklyn-based experimental theatre founded by Sean Edward Lewis in 2007. Bro-Tox is the 6th episode developed by Lilac in the Magic Agency cycle since 2017. Other recent works by Lilac Co. have been presented in New York at Situations Gallery, Triangle Arts Association in Dumbo, Joe’s Pub, Dixon Place, The Tank, The Collapsable Hole, The Segal Center’s PRELUDE Festival, The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, Zebulan, Saint Vitus, and the Polish National Home; abroad at The Roy Hart Institute and the Pantheatre Myth and Theatre Festival; and in D.I.Y. spots such as abandoned storefronts and church basements across New York City. lilacco.org
“Recalls Pinter. Very funny and very disturbing.”
– Dan Fox, Frieze Magazine
“I can’t think of another artist whose work seems to teeter so carefully on the knife’s edge between states. You emerge from Lewis’ show feeling like you’ve been in a grotto made out of bottle caps and tinfoil, some deeply private offering.”
– Helen Shaw, TimeOut New York
“Drawing from the hermetic expressionism of Agnes Martin, Gertrude Stein, Samuel Beckett, and others, Lilac creates not merely physical spaces, but imaginary, emotional, and intellective states an audience passes through.”
– Thom Donovan, The Brooklyn Rail