Inspired by playwright Tarell McCraney’s interest in Yoruban mythology and his own childhood growing up in housing projects in Miami, The Brother/Sister Plays is a trilogy of works that have earned McCraney a reputation as one of the most exciting playwrights in a new generation.
First up in the Emil Theatre is Tarell’s first installment of The Brother/Sister Plays, 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.