The Brother/Sister Plays: In the Red & Brown Water, The Brothers Size, Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet
October 28 - December 3, 2011
This breakthrough trilogy of new plays by one of the most celebrated young writers in the American theatre, Tarell Alvin McCraney, will be presented in two parts. Produced on alternating nights, you can experience IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER one night and THE BROTHERS SIZE and MARCUS; OR THE SECRET OF SWEET the other! Or join us for a Marathon Day! Special Marathon Kickoff on Sunday, November 13th, with a limited number of incredible $25 Marathon tickets!
In the Red & Brown Water- October 28, 2011 – December 3, 2011
Oya can run faster than anyone, but not fast enough to escape her fate. When pressed to choose between her dying mother and her dreams of escape, she makes a life-changing decision. Her journey from the promise of youth to the complicated yearnings of womanhood is a joyous, raucous, brazenly theatrical experience.
The Brothers Size - November 10, 2011 – December 3, 2011
Am I my brother's keeper? After a homecoming in the bayous of Louisiana, the Size brothers, Ogun and Oshoosi, try to start fresh. This haunting, funny, and heartbreaking tour de force probes sexuality, coming of age, and the bonds of family as the brothers struggle to discover identity and to unearth a new sense of freedom.
Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet - November 10, 2011 – December 3, 2011
Sixteen year-old Marcus is having some startlingly “sweet” dreams that feel more like a bad omen. As the Louisiana air thickens, Marcus begins asking questions about the father he never met, and getting closer to a secret they both share. MARCUS, with its warmth, myth, humor, and Louisiana patois, is a magical coming-of-age story about the storms of sexuality and identity.