West Coast Premiere EventAfter conquering New York, Chicago, and London, Tarell Alvin McCraney's acclaimed trilogy explodes into the Bay Area in a thrilling new format. Through the unprecedented partnership of three leading theater companies, this is the first time that the plays will be presented in tandem at three different theaters—creating a theatrical synergy that will propel these seismic works to even greater dramatic heights. Oya can run faster than anyone, but not fast enough to escape her fate. When pressed to choose between her dying mother and her dreams of escape, she makes a life-changing decision. Her journey from the promise of youth to the complicated yearnings of womanhood is a joyous, raucous, brazenly theatrical experience.
"That three theaters could agree to mount a trilogy together speaks to the sheer genius, relevance, and importance of Tarell's voice and vision." —MTC Artistic Director Jasson MinadakisRead more on the Marin Theatre Company website.
|Theater review: 'In the Red and Brown Water' Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle
"McCraney's raw, poetic, 29-year-old lens miraculously reflects back to us our most ancient souls. His voice is one of the surest signs that theater today is still a vital act of communion." —Magic Theatre Artistic Director Loretta GrecoRead more on the Magic Theatre website.
|Theater review: 'The Brothers Size' Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle
"McCraney is one of the most exciting writers to emerge in the American theater in the past decade. His work is pungent, passionate, poetic, almost 'Greek' in its scope, but also hilarious and accessible." —A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey PerloffRead more on the American Conservatory Theater website.
|Theater review: 'Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet' Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle