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Public Theater [Anspacher Theater] (New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street


Tuesday at 7pm
Wednesday through Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday at 2pm & 7pm

Part 1 and Part 2 are performed in repertory. For more information on the playing schedule of each part, please visit the Public Theater website.

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A trilogy of modern Ėday 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 girlís 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 OíHara

Reconceived since it premiered as part of The Publicís 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 manís awakening to his tenuous connections with his history, his friends, his sexuality and himself.

Photo Flash: THE BROTHER/SISTER PLAYS at The Public TheatePhoto Flash: THE BROTHER/SISTER PLAYS at The Public Theate
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)