Fri, Nov 9, 2012 . 8:00PM Sat, Nov 10, 2012 . 2:00PM Sat, Nov 10, 2012 . 8:00PMSun, Nov 11, 2012 . 2:00PM Tue, Nov 13, 2012 . 7:30PM Wed, Nov 14, 2012 . 7:30PM Thu, Nov 15, 2012 . 7:30PM Fri, Nov 16, 2012 . 8:00PM
Co-directors: Alvin Mayes and Scot Reese
In the Red and Brown Water, the first work in Tarell Alvin McCraney’s The Brother/Sister Plays trilogy, draws on folk tales, Yoruba mythology and contemporary poets and playwrights to tell a coming-of-age story set in a Louisiana bayou housing project. The main character, Oya, is a teenage sprinter looking for a way out of her limited circumstances. McCraney’s spare, muscular language and inventive approach elevates Oya’s ordinary life — and the lives of those around her — into a semi-mythic story of universally shared human experience.
To learn more about the production and themes of this work, join the artists for a Talk Back after the November 13 performance, and guest panelists Patricia Hill Collins, Walter Dallas and Jeffrey McCune for a post-performance discussion on November 14. Visit the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library and UMD's McKeldin Library to explore resources related to In the Red and Brown Water: