THE STORY: It’s Hollywood, 1941. Two very different brothers—one an extravagant visionary, the other a plain-speaking numbers man—run a movie studio famous for its cartoon dog, Petey Pup. Gifted Tony longs to move beyond Petey and create a feature-length animated film set to classical music. His loyal brother Dale manages everything: unrealistic budgets, unpredictable Tony and unrelenting deadlines while trying not to lose himself or his family in the wake of Tony’s feverish genius. Humming with humor and brimming with humanity, Dale and Tony show the remarkable ways brothers support each other—in spite of it all.
“Bruce Graham tackles '40s Hollywood through a thinly disguised look at Walt Disney…In a season of strong premieres, INTANGIBLE’s real conflict between brothers, and between art and commerce, stands out not for Graham’s wit (we expected that), but the insightful exploration of artists and the people who love—and suffer—them.” —Philadelphia City Paper. “There is no doubt that Philly’s Bruce Graham, playwright of SOMETHING INTANGIBLE, is a master craftsman and much loved…[His] thoughtful dialogue and stories suck you in and make you want to stay.” —Philadelphia Inquirer. “An ambitious play about the fundamental bonds and challenges of polar opposite partners.” —EDGE Philadelphia.