The Brother/Sister Plays, Three Stunning Plays in Repertory from Steppenwolf
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The last date listed for The Brother/Sister Plays was Sunday April 11, 2010 / 3:00pm (In the Red and Brown Water).
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In this comedy-turned-thriller that took off-Broadway by storm, a rowdy, hot-tempered Russian family living in Brooklyn is on a quest to achieve the American dream. But things turn a bit topsy-turvy when Uncle Boris arrives from the old country, embroiling them in his mysterious business venture and forcing them to decide just how far they're willing to go for success. With writing so slick as to seem like sleight-of-hand, Russian Transport morphs from a funny comedy and a heated family drama into a pulse-pounding thriller. Learn More
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Steppenwolf will present The Brother/Sister Plays in repertory, with In the Red and Brown Water on one evening, in rotation with the two shorter plays on another. The plays can be experienced in any order, although chronologically Red and Brown Water comes first, The Brothers Size second and Marcus third. The three plays don’t line up in a neat linear way: they reflect on each other, echo, contradict, remind. They’re less in a perfect chronology than they are “in conversation” with each other.
Please note that the two evenings are ticketed separately.
*__In the Red and Brown Water__ *
Fast, spirited Oya is a promising young athlete who is offered a scholarship that could jump-start her future. Forced to choose between her dying mother and her own dreams, she makes a life-changing decision. Oya’s subsequent path to womanhood leads her to a crossroads where she finds herself torn between settling down… and just settling.
*__The Brothers Size__ *
When Oshooshie Size is released from jail he goes to work in his brother’s car repair shop. When his best friend from prison also shows up, a tense tug of war results. The Brothers Size is a fierce and honest look at the complex bonds of brotherhood.
*__Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet__ *
Marcus is sixteen. He is also coming to terms with his sexuality while uncovering the mysterious secrets of his family’s past. An entrancing coming-of-age story, Marcus is about the difficult quest for identity in an out spoken and strong-willed community.