THE BROTHERS SIZE
By Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Ato Blankson-Wood
OKC Rep in partnership with Oklahoma Contemporary
Te Ata Theater
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
11 NW 11th St. | Oklahoma City, OK 73103
APRIL 27-MAY 7, 2023
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. 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.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Ato Blankson-Wood starred on Broadway in Slave Play, for which he was nominated for a 2021 Tony Award for playing "Gary," a role he originated for the New York Theatre Workshop production. He starred opposite Bill Kamp and Elizabeth Marvel in Long Day's Journey Into Night and led the Public Works' production of As You Like It. He had his breakout performance in The Public Theater's The Total Bent. He has also been seen on Broadway in Hair and Lysistrata Jones. His films include: Detroit, BlacKkKlansman, Worth, and The Same Storm. He also appeared on TV in "The Good Fight,"When They See Us," "She's Gotta Have It," and "Dahmer."
"The greatest piece of writing by an American playwright under 30 in a generation or more."
"An absorbing and emotionally resonant drama"
THE NEW YORK TIMES