"If Bruce Springsteen had grown up in a place like New Bedford, he might have written characters like these." —Martin Denton, Indie Theater Now
Described by Backstage magazine as “Trainspotting meets The Perfect Storm” in reference to films that address the contradictions and harsh realities of urban addiction and of commercial fishing, the trilogy shines a light on unspoken hardships and the toll they take.
“With this trilogy, my goal was to create the opportunity to observe ourselves as a community and help us understand that heroin addiction is a disease for which there is tremendous need for more education and treatment,” said the playwright, Michael Gorman. “It captures both the inspirational spirit and the destructive demons of an older brother as he struggles to come to terms with issues he can’t quite understand, not even with the help of his kid brother who struggles to help.”