Company One

October 28 - December 3, 2011

 

THE BROTHER/SISTER PLAYS


Synopsis + Tickets          

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Tarell Alvin McCraney’s The Brother/Sister Plays are dangerous, modern-day stories of kinship, love, heartache and coming-of-age. McCraney speaks with authenticity about a world that is gritty and lyrical, urban and mythic. One of the most startling new American theatrical voices of the 21st century, McCraney is thrilling audiences internationally by pushing the boundaries of language, form, and sexuality in provocative and poetic ways.

THE TRILOGY WILL BE
PRESENTED IN TWO PARTS

Produced on alternating nights, you can experience
Part 1: IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER one night, and
Part 2: THE BROTHERS SIZE and MARCUS; OR THE SECRET OF SWEET the other!

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SINGLE PERFORMANCE

$38 Center / $33 Side
Students - $15 / Seniors - $30

BOTH PERFORMANCES

Center - $69 ($34.50/performance) / Side - $59 ($29.50/performance)
Students - $30 / Seniors - $55

Group Discounts Available Upon Request:

Contact Summer L. Williams at swilliams@companyone.org


IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER


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


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

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.

 

BOSTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Plaza Theatre
539 Tremont Street
South End, Boston, MA

Box Office: Phone: 617.933.8600
Web: www.BostonTheatreScene.com
Walk-up: Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts,
527 Tremont St.
OR Boston University Theatre Box Office,
264 Huntington Ave.