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West Coast Premiere Event

After 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 Minadakis

Read more on the Marin Theatre Company website.
Theater review: 'In the Red and Brown Water' Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle
Am I my brother's keeper? After a homecoming in the bayous of Louisiana, the Size brothers, Ogun and Oshoosi, try to start fresh. This haunting, funny, and heartbreaking tour de force probes sexuality, coming of age, and the bonds of family as the brothers struggle to discover identity and to unearth a new sense of freedom.

"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 Greco

Read more on the Magic Theatre website.
Theater review: 'The Brothers Size' Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle
Days before Hurricane Katrina strikes, the barometer rises and the air below sea level closes in on a young black man, passionately seeking out his sexual and personal identity on a cultural landscape infused with mysterious family creeds. Marcus, with its warmth, myth, humor, and Louisiana argot, is a magical coming-of-age play.

"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 Perloff

Read more on the American Conservatory Theater website.
Theater review: 'Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet' Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle