- Hatlen Theater
$17 General Admission
$13 UCSB Student/Faculty/Staff/Alumni, Senior/Child
by Tarell Alvin McCraney directed by Shirley Jo Finney
A CONTEMPORARY COMING OF AGE STORY
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.