In the Red and Brown Water

Event Date: 

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 8:00pm to Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 8:00pm
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 2:00pm
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 8:00pm to Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 8:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Hatlen Theater

Event Price: 

$17 General Admission

$13 UCSB Student/Faculty/Staff/Alumni, Senior/Child


by Tarell Alvin McCraney     directed by Shirley Jo Finney


Drawing on folk tales, Yoruba mythology and contemporary poets, this first work in 2013 MacArthur fellow Tarell McCraney’s The Brother/Sister Plays trilogy tells a coming-of-age story set in a Louisiana bayou housing project. Oya, a promising young track star, looking for a way out of her limited circumstances, has to choose between her dreams of escape and the reality of caring for her mother. Further complicating her situation, she must decide between Ogun Size – the man she “should” be with, and Shango – the man to whom she is passionately drawn. This riveting play is often described as a theatrical poem encompassing story, dance and song. 

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