Marin Theatre Company presents the west coast premiere of award-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney's In the Red and Brown Water, Part One of the award-winning The Brother/Sister Plays trilogy.
Marin Theatre Company presents the west coast premiere of award-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney's In the Red and Brown Water, Part One of the award-winning The Brother/Sister Plays trilogy.

Marin Theatre Company announced that due to exceptional ticket demand, the west coast premiere production of In the Red and Brown Water (review) by Tarell Alvin McCraney will be extended one week. In the Red and Brown Water, Part One of McCraney’s acclaimed The Brother/Sister Plays trilogy and directed by MTC Producing Director Ryan Rilette, extends its run now through October 10.

In the Red and Brown Water tells the story of Oya, who can run faster than anyone but not fast enough to escape her fate. When pressed to choose between her dying mother and her own future, she makes a life-changing decision. Her journey from the promise of youth to the complicated yearnings of womanhood is a joyous, raucous, brazenly theatrical experience. “Tarell’s story of love, desire, and betrayal centered around a young girl who can run like the wind is a beautiful combination of the Louisiana Bayou and Yoruban mythology,” says director Ryan Rilette.

McCraney’s celebrated The Brother / Sister Plays trilogy is receiving its West Coast premiere in an unprecedented partnership between MTC, Magic Theatre, and American Conservatory Theatre. This collaborative event brings all three parts of the play cycle to Bay Area audiences with each company producing one part of the trilogy. Magic Theatre presents Part Two, The Brothers Size, directed by Octavio Solis, now through October 17. A.C.T. presents Part Three, Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet, directed by Mark Rucker, October 29 through November 21.

Tarell Alvin McCraney’s plays include Wig Out! produced in New York by Vineyard Theatre and in London by the Royal Court Theatre, Without/Sin and Run, Mourner, Run, both of which premiered at the Yale Cabaret, and The Breach with Catherine Filloux and Joe Sutton, commissioned by Ryan Rilette at Southern Repertory Theatre, where it premiered in August 2007 to mark the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. He is currently the Royal Shakespeare Company’s international writer in residence, and is under commission at Manhattan Theatre Club and Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

Director Ryan Rilette is in his fourth season as Producing Director for MTC where he has directedboom by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb and Magic Forest Farm by Zayd Dohrn. From 2002 to 2008, he served as Producing Artistic Director of Southern Repertory Theatre.

In the Red and Brown Water cast includes Ryan Vincent Anderson, Daveed Diggs, Nicole Foster, Jalene Goodwin, Isaiah Johnson, Jared McNeill, Lakisha May, Josh Schell, and Dawn L. Troupe.

More: SSC Review of In the Red and Brown Water now playing at Marin Theatre Company.


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Marin Theatre Company is located at 397 Miller Ave, Mill Valley CA 94941.

Performance Schedule

Extended. Now through October 10, 2010
Tues, Thu, Fri & Sat 8:00 pm
Wed 7:30 pm
Sun 7:00 pm
Matinees: Thu Sept 23, 1:00pm | Sat Sept 18, Oct 2 and 9, 2:00pm | Every Sun 2:00pm

Ticket Prices

Previews: $32
Opening Night: $48 & $53
Tues: $33 & $35
Wed, Thu, & Sun Evenings: $37 & $42
Fri: $43 & $48
Sat Evenings: $48 & $53
Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun Matinees: $37 & $42

Discounts available:

Under 30: $20, all performances
Senior discounts, varies by performance, please call
RUSH tickets $15, available one-half hour prior to show, based on availability


Marin Theatre Company is the Bay Area’s premiere mid-sized theater and the leading professional theater in the North Bay. We produce a five- to six-show season of provocative plays by passionate playwrights from the 20th century and today in two intimate theaters—a 231-seat proscenium and a 99-seat thrust. We are committed to the development and production of new plays by American playwrights, with a comprehensive New Play Program that includes at least one world premiere each season, two nationally recognized annual playwriting awards, numerous new play readings and workshops by the nation’s best emerging playwrights, and a leadership position in the National New Play Network. Our numerous educational programs serve more than 6,000 students each year.

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