1) "It tells the story of Tomby, a challenged teenage boy who manipulates his family who caters to his every desire. Only his twin brother Greg treats him as a human being capable of development."
2) "The story of Tomby, a retarded teenage boy who manipulates his family who caters to his every desire."
Above are two alternating terrible descriptions for this play here on its Amazon video page. (Yes, the description actually changed twice since I first saw this video!) Neither show any insight whatsoever about what is actually going on in the family, and who is most responsible for the situation at home. Plus, the most attention his twin brother gives Tomby in the play is when he needs to use him as a sounding board one night. In addition, the term "retarded" is no longer used by anyone and is considered derogatory.
Tomby and his brother are about to turn 18. Tomby was obviously born with severe mental disabilities, while Greg is neurotypical. Only family members care for Tomby, much of that responsibility taken on by his older sister. She has a boyfriend, though, who is being transferred to another state, and wants her to marry him and come along. Can she leave her brother? Can she take her brother?
In this play, Tomby is played by an actress, not an actor. Why? Is it possible a male would not be believable? Actually, I found Tomby to be an unbelievable character, as well as an incredibly irritating one. Fortunately, he speaks little; his voice and words being the most irritating things about him. Maybe he was supposed to be an exaggeration of a mentally handicapped person. Whatever he was supposed to be, his motives certainly weren’t rooted in manipulation.