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BLACK community night

THE BROTHERS SIZE

By Tarell Alvin McCraney

Directed by Ato Blankson-Wood

OKC Rep in partnership with Oklahoma Contemporary

ABOUT THE PLAY

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. 

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ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

Tarell Alvin McCraney is an acclaimed writer. His script In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue is the basis for the Oscar-winning film Moonlight directed by Barry Jenkins, for which McCraney and Jenkins won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. He wrote the film High Flying Bird which premiered on Netflix directed by Steven Soderbergh. McCraney’s plays include MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT (co-written with Tina Landau), The Brother/Sister Plays trilogy, Head of Passes, Wig Out!, and Choir Boy which was nominated for four Tony Awards. McCraney is the recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Grant, the Whiting Award, Steinberg Playwright Award, the Evening Standard Award, the New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award, the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, the Windham Campbell Award, and a USA Artist Award. He is currently Chair of Playwriting at Yale School of Drama; an ensemble member at Steppenwolf Theatre Chicago; and a member of Teo Castellanos/D-Projects. McCraney is currently working on an original scripted TV series, David Makes Man, for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network, produced by Michael B Jordan and Page Fright Productions.

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."

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OKC REP - BLACK COMMUNITY NIGHT          Wednesday, April 26, 2022 at 8pm    

Oklahoma City Repertory Theater is very excited to extend a complimentary ticket to all

identifying members of the Black community on Wednesday, April 26 at 8pm at the Te Ata Theater to

THE BROTHERS SIZE by Tarell Alvin McCraney.

 

ABOUT OKC REP COMMUNITY PERFORMANCES

The goal of this Community Night Performances is to have a dedicated night for an all-Black-identifying audience to experience THE BROTHERS SIZE, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney. McCraney's play focuses on the lives of three Black men and addresses themes related to brotherhood, family, criminal justice, the prison system, and what it means to be free. 

Can't join us April 26?
Find a performance April 27 - May 7

Performances

Thursday, April 27 at 7pm
Friday, April 28 at 8pm

Saturday, April 29 at 2pm & 8pm

Sunday, April 30 at 2pm

Thursday, May 4 at 8pm

Friday, May 5 at 8pm

Saturday, May 6 at 2pm & 8pm

Sunday, May 7 at 2pm

Tickets

Pay-What-You-Can Tickets
Starting at $5
Regular Tickets $20-$60
All seating is general admission, please buy at the price point that is most comfortable for you.

 

Location

Te Ata Theater
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
11 NW 11th St. | Oklahoma City, OK 73103

 

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