In a rundown house in Philadelphia live two orphan brothers: the reclusive, frightened Philip and the violent pickpocket thief Treat. Into this savage and ferociously funny world enters Harold, a shadowy underworld figure of power and influence who irrevocably changes the precious balance between the two brothers. This is a Steppenwolf Theatre Company Production, starring Kevin Anderson, Terry Kinney, and John Mahoney.
Howard Kapostash has not spoken in 30 years. Ever since a severe blow to the head during his days in the Army, words unravel in his mouth and letters on the page make no sense at all. Because of his extremely limited communication abilities, a small repertory of gestures and simple sounds, most people think he is disturbed. No one understands that Howard is still the same man he was before enlisting, still awed by the beauty of a landscape, still pining for his high school sweetheart, Sylvia.