Tarrell McCraney; dir: Chad Henderson.
By Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Steve Broadnax
Sometimes tragedy is just a matter of really bad timing...
Oya runs—fast enough to win a scholarship out of the projects. But then the grief of family and the spirits of the bayou tear up the path beneath her swift feet, threatening to pull her beneath the water. How strong is the song of Oya’s run and can she outpace the call of fate? More . . .
A trilogy of modern-day stories of kinship, love, heartache, and coming of age from Tarell Alvin McCraney, the winner of the New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award. The Brother / Sister Plays delve into the world of a Louisiana Bayou housing project, a landscape of hardship and dreams. Influenced by Yoruban mythology, modern dance, and autobiography, and populated with stories of sacrifice, heartache, and laughter, this award-winning trilogy has been hailed as “the greatest piece of writing by an American playwright under 30” (Chicago Tribune).