In Your Image
Rob Benson's new play about a family reunion suffers from awkward dialogue and uneven acting.
Thankfully, Benson is not the only performer in the play, and more solid work is done by Roger Clark as Warren's older brother Chris, and John Michalski as the siblings' deadbeat dad, Graham. The first act is all about the brothers, who are reuniting for the first time in years following the death of their father, whose flat they're now in.
There's a lot of exposition that's unloaded in a short amount of time, as we learn more about the brothers' relationship as they share memories of their father who left them and their mother years ago. Unfortunately, huge chunks of the action feel forced. Particularly awkward is the conversation the brothers have that introduces the play's title into the dialogue as they discuss whether or not they're the product of their environments or if there is a genetic basis for their problems.