1st Stage Presents THE BROTHERS SIZE From Academy Award Winner Tarell Alvin McCraney

By: Jan. 14, 2019
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From the co-creator of the Academy Award-winning film Moonlight comes a profoundly compelling story of family, devotion, and belonging. Deep in the Louisiana bayou, the hardworking and steady, Ogun Size, is reunited with his aimless younger brother recently released from prison. Flights of poetry, music, and West African mythology combine in a one-of-a-kind experience that delivers "the greatest piece of writing by an American playwright under 30 in a generation or more" (The Chicago Tribune).

The 1st Stage production of The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney features Gary-Kayi Fletcher, Thony Mena, and Clayton Pelham, Jr., returning following his Helen Hayes award nominated performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Director, José Carrasquillo makes his 1st Stage directorial debut.

The design team includes: scenic design by Giorgos Tsappas, costume design by Moyenda Kulemeka, lighting design by William K. D'Eugenio, sound design by Sarah O'Halloran, and assistant direction by Erika Scott.

The Brothers Size will run at 1st Stage from January 31 through February 24 with show times as follows: Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 2 pm and 8 pm, and Sundays at 2pm.

Editors: Press performances are Saturday, February 2 at 8pm and Sunday, February 3 at 2pm. Please email the box office at boxoffice@1ststagetysons.org for reservations.

General admission tickets are $39. Senior (65+) tickets are $36. Student and military tickets are $15.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.1ststage.org or by calling the 1st Stage box office at 703-854-1856. The run time is approximately 90 minutes. Captions and audio description will be offered for select performances. Check www.1stStage.org for the schedule.

The Brothers Size is the third production in 1st Stage's 11th Season. Following The Brothers Size will be columbinus by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli directed by Alex Levy and Juan Francisco Villa (March 28- April 20, 2019), and The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers directed by Cara Gabriel (May 9-June 2, 2019). The 3rd Annual Logan Festival of Solo Performance featuring nationally celebrated solo performers will run from July 11-21, 2019.

Now in its 11th Season, 1st Stage Theatre is an award-winning professional theatre in the heart of Tysons, Virginia. The company serves as a cultural hub for the community producing first-rate theatrical productions as well as hosting professional musicians, orchestras, and visual artists, and providing educational opportunities for the community. Awards include the American Theatre Wing National Theatre Company award, Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play in 2018, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play in 2017 and 2016, Outstanding Director of a Musical and Outstanding Lead Actor in 2015, and the John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company in 2010. 1st Stage is a member of the Catalogue for Philanthropy class of 2016-2017. In September 2016, The Wall Street Journal called 1st Stage "one of America's most impressive smaller regional companies." The Washington Post named 1st Stage's production of Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train among their list of the "10 Best Washington Theater Productions in 2017."

For more information, visit 1st Stage online at www.1ststage.org or follow the theater on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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