The Brothers Size opens September 7th

The Brothers Size by Tarrell Alvin McCraney, directed by Marion McClinton, and featuring James A. Williams, Namir Smallwood, and Gavin Lawrence

Pillsbury House Theatre and The Mount Curve Company will be back in the Dowling Studio at the Guthrie Theater September 7 – 29 with the second play in Tarell Alvin McCraney’s epic Brother/Sister Plays trilogy, THE BROTHERS SIZE.

When Oshoosi Size (Namir Smallwood) comes home from prison, he hopes to resume his happily aimless life, but his older brother Ogun (James Williams), a hard-working mechanic, cannot let Oshoosi forget his mistakes. The Brothers Size is a rich and beautiful exploration of the bonds of love between brothers and friends, using vivid language and epic vision to bring to life on stage the complexities of a generation of African-American men. In a broader context, McCraney dramatizes the ties that bind all of us together and the urges of the human heart that can rip everything apart. Does the love of family hold you back or can it help you escape fate?


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$20: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday evenings
$26: Thursday evenings; Saturday and Sunday matinees
$30: Friday and Saturday evenings
$18: Preview (Sept. 7)
*Students and Seniors save $5 off a full price ticket every day

Pick-Your-Price on Wednesdays (Choose from $5, $10 or $20 tickets.)
Tickets will go fast! Call the Guthrie today to make your reservations: 612-377-2224.

Public Rush Tickets: $15

Post-Show Discussions with our community partner, Twin Cities RISE!, will follow these performances:
Wednesday, September 12, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 19, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 23, 1:00 p.m.

ASL Interpreted Performance: Wednesday, September 26, 7:30 p.m.
Audio-Described Performance: Wednesday, September 26, 7:30 p.m.

View the calendar for performance dates and times »

“Pumped full of a senses-heightening oxygen that leaves you tingling.” – New York Times
“Raw, fearless, whimsical” – Chicago Tribune
“A don’t-miss event” – San Francisco Chronicle
THE BROTHERS SIZE is the follow-up to last year’s acclaimed IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER, which starred Christiana Clark (Best Actress 2011, City Pages) and was named BEST PLAY OF 2011 by the Star Tribune and City Pages.

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