Magic Theatre opens its 2010-2011 season with The Brothers Size, Part Two ofThe Brothers/Sister Plays by Tarell Alvin McCraney. The play is directed by Octavio Solis and features recent A.C.T. graduates Tobie Windham and Alex Ubokudom and Joshua Elijah Reese. It opens September 9 and runs through October 17, with the opening night gala performance on Tuesday, September 21st at 8 pm.
After a homecoming in the bayous of Louisiana, the Size brothers, Ogun and Oshoosi, try to start fresh. This haunting, funny, and heartbreaking tour-de-force by playwright McCraney probes coming of age and the bonds of brotherhood. The Brothers Size marks the emergence of a major new voice in American theatre.
Director Octavio Solis say’s “the deeply American plays of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Brothers/Sisters Trilogy could not have taken place anywhere else than the disaster-stricken state of Louisiana. Yet they feel so elemental, so utterly mythic and primal. They stand out of time, in that long second between the thought and the deed, between past and future, between life and the life beyond. The Brothers Size is the second play of this trilogy and it seems smaller and simpler in scope in comparison to the other two plays. But it is in fact the nexus of the series, the heart of McCraney’s thesis on Black Americanbrothersistermotherfatherloverhood”.
Magic Theatre Artistic Director, Loretta Greco says of director Solis, “I am delighted to finally have Octavio back at the Magic. His heartfelt work has inspired me throughout my career. With his constant and gritty search for truth and his love and compassion for actors, he is the ideal director for Tarell’s work.
Greco adds, “This is a groundbreaking opportunity to celebrate Tarell’s stunning trilogy among three of our important theaters, while offering our adventuresome Bay Area audiences an unprecedented theater experience. I’m thrilled to be collaborating with Carey Perloff and the incredible A.C.T. company again and look forward to working for the first time with Jasson Minakakis and Ryan Rilette and their company at MTC.”