Photo Flash: First Look - Fountain Theatre's THE BROTHERS SIZE, Now Playing

June 7
10:58 AM 2014

Shirley Jo Finney, director of the Fountain Theatre's multiple award-winning production of In the Red and Brown Water in 2012, returns to direct the second play in Tarell Alvin McCraney's "Brother/Sister Plays" trilogy. The Los Angeles premiere of The Brothers Size opened on June 7 at the Fountain for a limited engagement that must close July 27. Check out a first look below!

Set on the back-roads of the Louisiana bayou, The Brothers Size follows the path of the recently paroled Oshoosi Size (Matthew Hancock) as he seeks to jumpstart his life. Working in an auto repair shop for his brother Ogun (Gilbert Glenn Brown), however, was not what he had in mind. When his old friend Elegba (Theodore Perkins) rolls up, offering a different direction, Oshoosi quickly finds himself torn between his brother, his loyalties and his dreams. It's an exuberantly theatrical drama that weaves together the pulsing rhythms of the bayou with African Yoruba mythology to create a stylized story of love and heartache. While part two of McCraney's trilogy stands alone - you don't need any knowledge of the first (In the Red and Brown Water) or third (Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet) to enjoy The Brothers Size - the three plays exist in the same world. Set in the fictional Louisiana bayou town of San Pere, in what McCraney calls "the distant present," they share themes, characters and similar theatrical conventions. Dreams seep into waking life.

The Brothers Size opens on Saturday, June 7, with performances Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. in a limited engagement that must close July 27 (dark June 19-22 and July 4). Preview performances take place May 30 through June 6 on the same schedule. Tickets are $34 (reserved seating), except previews which are $20. On Thursdays and Fridays only, students with ID are $25. The Fountain Theatre is located at5060 Fountain Avenue (at Normandie) in Los Angeles. Secure, on-site parking is available for $5. The Fountain Theatre is air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible. For reservations and information, call 323-663-1525 or go to www.FountainTheatre.com.

Photos by Ed Krieger

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