The Brothers Size

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Tarell Alvin McCraney

Published by Dramatists Play Service

3 Male 0 Female

In the Louisiana bayou, big brother Ogun Size is hardworking and steady

Younger brother Oshoosi is just out of prison and aimless

Elegba, Oshoosi's old prison-mate, is a mysterious complication

A simple circle defines a world that begins in ritual and evolves into a tough and tender drama of what it means to brother and be brothered

Flights of poetry, music, dance and West African mythology combine in a contemporary tale that explores the tenuousness of freedom and the need to belong somewhere, to something, to someone


All Male, All Black


"The greatest piece of writing by an American playwright under 30 in a generation or more" ~ Chicago Tribune

"With his original and singular voice, McCraney crafts an intense story about the unbreakable bond between brothers, a bond that is equal parts love and despair" ~ Miami Herald

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