'the greatest piece of writing by an American playwright under 30 in a generation or more' Chicago Tribune

About

I burned my chance at everything so that I didn’t leave you behind.”

The recently paroled Oshoosi Size finds an uneasy home with his older brother Ogun in the atmospheric bayou country of Louisiana.  Ogun – straight living and hard working – feels both the enduring charge and lingering resentment of a lifelong duty to protect his permanently innocent younger brother. With the arrival of the charming and sinister Elegba, an ex-con with his own claims of brotherhood, a delicate stability is threatened and fraternal ties will be tested.

Accompanied by live traditional West African music and a vibrant contemporary score fusing Soul, Hip-Hop, R&B and Dancehall, this production promises to be an uplifting, joyous celebration of life.

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Cast & Creatives

Director Imara Savage
Movement Director
Daniella Lacob
Designer
David Fleischer
Composer
Miriam Lieberman
Sound Designer
Caitlin Porter
Assistant Director
Amy Simmons
Stage Manager Victor Areces

With Marcus Johnson, Anthony Taufa, Meyne Wyatt

Performance Times

Previews 23, 24 March
Season 26 March – 16 April

Monday – Saturday 7pm
Saturday Matinee 16 April 2pm

Reviews

‘The impossibility of freedom feels like the overriding theme here: freedom from institutional racism, from the constraints of family, and from the limitations inscribed by other people. It’s of the latter that this gripping 75-minute drama speaks loudest’. Jason Blake, SMH.

‘The Brothers Size is a powerful feat of physicality and emotionality’. Concrete Playground

‘Meyne Wyatt, a 2010 graduate from NIDA, makes a spectacular professional debut. His performance of the innocent, naïve and trouble prone Oshoosi is one to savour.’  Kevin Jackson

‘The Brothers Size had me both laughing out loud and on the verge of tears on several occasions. Please live large and see it. Time Out