The Brothers Size
by Capital T Theatre
Oct. 26 - Nov. 18, 2017
From the writer that brought us the Academy Award-Winning movie MOONLIGHT....
The Louisiana bayou. Two brothers. The younger brother comes home from prison and hopes to resume his happily aimless life, but his older brother, a hard-working mechanic, cannot let his younger brother forget his mistakes.
Using vivid language and epic vision The Brothers Size is a rich and beautiful exploration of the bonds of love between brothers and friends.
In a broader context, McCraney dramatizes the ties that bind all of us together and the urges of the human heart that can rip everything apart. Does the love of family hold you back or can it help you escape fate?
Running Time: 1 Hour 45 Minutes
In the Louisiana bayou, big brother Ogun Size is hardworking and steady. Younger brother Oshoosi is just out of prison and aimless. Elegba, Oshoosi's old prison-mate, is a mysterious complication. A simple circle defines a world that begins in ritual and evolves into a tough and tender drama of what it means to brother and be brothered. Flights of poetry, music, dance and West African mythology combine in a contemporary tale that explores the tenuousness of freedom and the need to belong somewhere, to something, to someone.
-- Samuel French
Just out of prison and taken in by his brother, Oshoosi Size is ready to start his life anew. When his former cellmate appears at the garage where the brothers fix cars, Oshoosi finds himself struggling with conflicting loyalties that could dramatically impact his future. Pulsing with the rhythms of the Louisiana Bayou, this lyrical tale of brotherly love explores the tension between fear and desire on the elusive road to freedom.
-- Actors Theatre of Louisville, 2015
Directed by Jason Phelps.
Design/production team- Mark Pickell (set) Natalie George (lights) Alyssa Dillard (sound) Desiree Humphries (costume) Kayleigh Axtell(stage manager) Zac Thomas (technical director).
October 26 - November 18, 2017
511 West 43rd Street
Austin, TX, 78751
Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Tickets $20 and VIP $30 available online via BuyPlayTix (click here)