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The Brother/Sister Plays - 2009 - Off-Broadway

A trilogy of modern –day stories of kinship, love, heartache and coming of age centered around an extended family and community in the Bayou.

Part 1: In the Red and Brown Water

By Tarell Alvin McCraney

Directed by Tina Landau

How far will fast, beautiful Oya go to make a mark in the world? IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER is the intoxicating story that charts a young girl’s thrust into womanhood and her subsequent fall into the murky waters of life.

Part 2: The Brothers Size and

Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet

By Tarell Alvin McCraney

Directed by Robert O’Hara

Reconceived since it premiered as part of The Public’s 2007-2008 season, THE BROTHERS SIZE is a taut, rhythmic and playful drama that follows two brothers as they walk the line between law and liberty.

MARCUS; OR THE SECRET OF SWEET is a beautiful and touching tale of a young man’s awakening to his tenuous connections with his history, his friends, his sexuality and himself.


Public Theater [Anspacher Theater]

(New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street
by Alexandra Johnson - November 6, 2009
Tarell Alvin McCraney's The Brother/Sister Plays have officially launched at the Public Theater. The series Part 2, The Brothers Size and Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet, directed by Robert O'Hara, began previews on October 21. Tonight Part 1, In the red and Brown Water, hits the stage. Tina Landau directs. McCraney, one of America's most acclaimed young writers, returns to The Public to complete his trilogy following the success of The Brothers Size in 2007. Official opening night it November 17. Performances will run through December 13.