18 May-9 June 2012. The Baxter Theatre stages The Brothers Size, produced by the Syracuse Stage production, written by the award winning American playwright Tarrel Alvin McCraney and directed by Timothy Bond.
This absorbing, music filled drama, which stars Joshua Reece, Rodrick Covington and Sam Encarnación, is set in the Louisiana bayou country and is based on West African myths. It tells the story of two brothers, Ogun and Oshoosi Size, who have taken very different life paths.
Ogun runs an auto-repair shop, while his sibling is a wandering and happily aimless soul, who has just returned from prison. One day their strong relationship is complicated by the sudden appearance of Elegba, a seductive woman. This play focuses on the elusive possibility of freedom as well as on the depiction of a racist justice system and the more universal struggle to break away from the limits of family.
This play is not suitable for children under 14.
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The Brothers Size at Baxter
Baxter Theatre. Flipside. Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, tel. + 27 21 685 7880.