Short Story Theatre brings Jonnie Fieldings most recent work, Baggage, following the success of his 2002 hit The Waiting Game.
Taylor and Doug are not your typical father and son. Doug has become medically demented, and his son, Taylor, is left with the responsibility of maintaining a sometimes-violent relationship with a father who at times has no idea who he is.
Adam Burton and Stephen Sobal both give exceptional performances as this father/son duo, clearly expressing to the audience that these two characters have a history that was, at one time, much happier. Taylors pain is very clearly felt in the room and it is difficult not pity him. While there is not much plot, the script is still touching and is the perfect length. Any longer and the audience would have become disinterested. As it is, Baggage is as a well-written and tragic portrayal of the way humans simply can not control who they love.