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[EVENT] “The Brothers Size” by Tarell Alvin McCraney

[EVENT] “The Brothers Size” by Tarell Alvin McCraney
The Brothers Size
Presented by Simpatico Theatre Project • October 2-November 3, 2013 • Walnut Street Theatre, Studio 5 • 825 Walnut Street, 5th Floor • Philadelphia, PA 19107
As associate producer for the Simpatico Theatre Project production of “The Brothers Size,” The Brothers’ Network is thrilled to share actor extraordinaire Carlo Campbell and director James Ijames. Set on the back roads of the Louisiana bayou, “The Brothers Size” follows the path of the recently paroled Oshoosi Size as he seeks to jumpstart his life. Working in his brother Ogun’s repair shop, however, was not what he had in mind. When his old friend Elegba rolls up, offering a different direction, Oshoosi quickly finds himself torn between his brothers, his loyalties, and his dreams.
Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney has created a breathtaking, new theatrical landscape by blending elements of African storytelling with bayou rhythms and his own unique American mythology. This compelling play set in the American South continues to mine the vein of historical memory stretching back to the slave era in Virginia, when Henry Box Brown sought to free himself from his own imprisonment through a daring and audacious act. This narrative of being caught between places, dreams, freedoms and loyalties falls squarely into the kind of box Henry Box Brown used in his quest for freedom.

Saturday, Oct. 12, is the Brothers’ Network Night at the Theater for “The Brothers Size,” including a post-performance talkback and discussion. To RSVP, email

The “Box Seats” pass offers you discounts on theater tickets and includes live talkbacks and pre- and post-show conversations as part of our “Views and Viewpoints” series. Email to reserve your “Box Seats” Pass that gives you access to both “Marcus: or The Secret of Sweet” and “The Brothers Size.” Additional discounts can be reserved for individual performances at any time during the run of these productions by using the code BRONET when ordering tickets from Plays and Players and Simpatico Theater Project.


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