Brothersister 010409

The Brother/Sister Plays

Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

48 ratings
4.7 average rating
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6 reviews
6 stars
attended Jan 22 2010

I loved the plays. The acting was terrific; the scripts very good; the plays very powerfully performed. Showing these plays as a series adds to the meaning of each, as each sheds light on the others. I highly recommend them.

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33 reviews
19 stars
attended Jan 29 2010

A splendid evening--Beautifully written, directed and acted, a very satisfying and challenging evening in the theater. It was wonderful

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38 reviews
23 stars
attended Apr 04 2010

Saw In the Red and Brown Water. A delightful, insightful production. Sterling script, stellar cast. Reminded me just why I love live theatre.

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20 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 21 2010

I thought that this play was very unique with its use of third person dialog. The set was sparse, but that just addded to the production. The play was well acted and I enjoyed it.

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5 reviews
20 stars
attended Mar 30 2010

Just saw Red and Brown Water, which is the most entertaining play I have seen in many years. Brilliant writing, acting, and staging. The dialogue is wise and naughty: language to be savored. The actors are so engaging, so talented and so...continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 10 2010

Thought that both the story lines and the acting were excellent. This is definitely the most memorable play I've seen in the last 5 years. I echo the other reviewer's comment about seeing "In the Red and Brown Water" first.

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 19 2010

The plays were great. Good acting and thought provoking scripts. Would recommend that you see In The Red and Brown Water first to fully understand the chronology.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 06 2010

This was a great series. The idea to focus on different members of the same family was innovative and well executed. I felt I got the most out of it by seeing In the Red and Brown Water first, but my friend enjoyed The Brothers Size/Marcus even...continued

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3 reviews
6 stars
attended Mar 17 2010

Acting, direction and writing are all superb.

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53 reviews
11 stars
attended Apr 02 2010

I'd seen the PLAY 1,with its unnecessarily grisly
and much-foreshadowed ending, previous to this and found these two better.Cast is superb but plays remain too sketchy and playwright's having characters recite stage directions("(X) enters the...continued

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34 reviews
13 stars
attended Feb 25 2010

The first act/play was especially strong. Highly recommend this. Good seats from Goldstar.

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15 reviews
9 stars
attended Mar 02 2010

good acting, superior theater

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11 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 27 2010

Play #2 ("The Brothers Size") was wonderful -- beautifully written, beautifully acted and directed with perfect simplicity. Give it four stars. While it meandered, there are some lovely moments and fine acting scattered through "In The Red and...continued

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9 reviews
16 stars
attended Feb 14 2010

As the actors declared, "The end of the play", there was not a sound in the full Steppenwolf house.

Why? These two parts of this trilogy are simply brilliant and totally engaging!

Kudos to one superb ensemble and direction.

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8 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 10 2010

I saw In Red & Brown Water portion of the Brother/Sister Plays program. It was fantastic, entertaining, touching evening of theatre. I just purchased tix to the other two plays of the program so I can have the complete experience. Bravo to...continued

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 04 2010

Powerful writing and the ensemble cast brings the material to life superbly.

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 14 2010

We saw In the Red and Brown Water. This is the first in the series of the three plays and seeing it gives you a better understanding of how the characters in all three plays relate. While it was a very engaging story, I do wish that there was...continued

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6 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 19 2010

Well written with exceptional acting. As inspiring and heartbreaking as real life.

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5 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 27 2010

Beautiful production. Really glad I saw it, and even more glad I saw it before the other two plays in the trilogy. Although they say it is okay in any order, I believe I understood the characters and their relationship to each other better as a...continued

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