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Pillsbury House Theatre returns to the Dowling Studio with an area premiere by Tarell Alvin McCraney, one of the most exciting and important new voices in the contemporary American theater. The first play in McCraney's critically acclaimed trilogy The Brother/Sister Plays, In the Red and Brown Water tells the story of Oya, a young woman from the Louisiana projects whose path to a promising adulthood comes to a devastating crossroad. Forced to choose between caring for her ailing mother and the athletic scholarship that would transform her life, Oya makes a life-defining decision. Lusciously theatrical and boldly original, In the Red and Brown Water lyrically weaves together elements of urban contemporary realism with West African mysticism for an experience that is at once joyous and challenging, raucous and raw, and brazenly beautiful.

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