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Seattle Rep - Bagley Wright Theatre
2nd and Mercer in the Seattle Center 155 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109
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3.4 / 5 Rated by 5 members
Review from Mekdela

I kept on waiting for more action, but the play was on the slow side.

reviewed Feb 04 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from K. Vitelli

The dialect in the Brothers Size was difficult to understand in the first act. By the second act it finally clicked. I thought that there was no substance to the play. The emphasis was too much on describing what the actors were doing. You have to...continued

reviewed Feb 04 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Chaz

Great acting in a demanding setting throughout by the 3 performers. It seemed that the story was designed to bring you into the psych of the characters first, the human relationships between the brothers second and the story third as a backdrop....continued

reviewed Feb 08 2011 report as inappropriate
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Read a New York Times "article ": playwright Tarell McCraney.


The Brothers Size is a hot-blooded, music-filled drama from one of the country’s most exciting new voices. Two brothers, the Louisiana bayou, and West African mythology swirl together in this unforgettable theatrical event that will leave you breathless.

“We’re proud to bring the play to Seattle audiences while it’s still fresh,” said Seattle Rep Artistic Director Jerry Manning.

_The Brothers Size _premiered in 2007 at the Public Theater, and this is its Northwest premiere. “It crackles with the excitement of a work just reaching audiences for the first time,” Manning said.

_The Brothers Size _is the second play in a trilogy called The Brother/Sister Plays, which delve into a community of African-Americans living in a housing project in a Louisiana bayou. The plays, McCraney said, are “inspired by Yoruba life and traditions [of West Africa], steeped in Southern rhythms and cadences, and seamed shut with the fire of urban music and dance.”

In The Brothers Size, a wandering soul recently released from prison tries to find his place again in the world and with his brother, a straight-and-narrow mechanic.

“Seattle Rep had a long, close relationship with August Wilson, one of the greatest American playwrights. And now I’m thrilled to produce a play from a writer who was inspired by and learned from August himself,” Manning said. “Like August, Tarell manages to encapsulate the African American experience in this country with profound scope and intimate depth."

McCraney, who is now 30, assisted the late August Wilson on Radio Golf at Yale, where McCraney attended graduate school.

Director Juliette Carrillo (2007’s The Cook) returns to Seattle Rep with an all-star artistic team that includes Tony-winning costume designer Constanza Romero and Pacific Northwest Ballet instructor Sonia Dawkins who will help infuse the play with movement inspired by African and street dance. Composer Kathryn Bostic will write original music for the show.

Pacific Northwest Ballet: <em>Director's Choice</em> <em>Hansel & Gretel</em> <em>Gypsy</em> <em>To Kill a Mockingbird</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> <em>RENT</em>: The 20th Anniversary Tour