Guthrie Theater Box Office: 612-377-2224, guthrietheater.org
Pillsbury House Theatre and The Mount Curve Company return to the Dowling Studio September 7-September 29 with the follow-up to last year’s acclaimed In the Red and Brown Water.
The Guthrie Theater presents a Pillsbury House Theatre and The Mount Curve Company co-production of THE BROTHERS SIZE by Tarell Alvin McCraney, the second play in his epic trilogy, The Brother/Sister Plays.
Last year’s production of In the Red and Brown Water starring Christiana Clark (Best Actress 2011, City Pages) was named BEST PLAY OF 2011 in the Star Tribune and City Pages. Obie award winner and Tony award nominee Marion McClinton returns to direct James Williams and Gavin Lawrence reprising their characters from the first play and introducing Namir Smallwood as Oshoosi Size.
McCraney is the international writer-in-residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company and a member Chicago’s Steppenwolf Ensemble. His work has been seen—and praised—in New York, London, Chicago, San Francisco, New Orleans, Atlanta, Seattle, and Washington DC. He has been called “an authentically original vision” (New York Times) and “the hottest young playwright in America” (The Chicago Tribune).
ABOUT THE PLAY
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?
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
Performances are September 7—September 29, Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 1:00 pm or 7 pm.
Preview, September 7 @ 7:30 pm
Opening Night, September 8 @ 7:30 pm
Individual tickets can be reserved at guthrietheater.org or by calling the Guthrie box office at 612-377-2224.