A breakthrough theatrical event: three interconnected plays by a brilliant new American voice. Grand in scope, yet intimate and heartfelt, Tarell Alvin McCraney's plays are daring, funny and genuine. On the banks of a steamy bayou, the tiny community of San Pere, Louisiana springs to life with stories of love, sexuality and coming-of-age. Influenced by lively Afro-Caribbean folklore, The Brother/Sister Plays explore the struggles that arise when the quest for self identity is at odds with community values.
Steppenwolf will present The Brother/Sister Plays in repertory, with In the Red and Brown Water on one evening, in alternation with the two shorter plays The Brothers Size and Marcus on the other. The plays can easily be enjoyed independently, but gain a special resonance when experienced in collection.