To brothers, to spirits, to promise
about this show
From Academy Award-winner Tarell Alvin McCraney's acclaimed The Brother/Sister Plays, The Brothers Size returns to our stage for the first time since its celebrated Chicago 2010 premiere.
Ogun Size is hardworking and heartbroken. Oshoosi Size is recently returned home from prison and trying to be anywhere but. In this fierce and honest look at the complex bonds of brotherhood, McCraney weaves together poetry, music and Yoruba mythology to magnify the tug-of-war between freedom and the need to belong somewhere, to something, to someone.
Tarell Alvin McCraney is an acclaimed playwright and screenwriter. His script In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue is the basis for the Oscar-winning film Moonlight directed by Barry Jenkins, for which McCraney and Jenkins won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.
In addition to The Brothers Size's ten public performances, Steppenwolf for Young Adults is thrilled to bring this acclaimed work to the stage for young adults across Chicago.
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FROM PLAYWRIGHT TARELL ALVIN MCCRANEY
"The prison industrial complex as we know it...destroys families—and changes lives forever."
tHE BROTHERS SIZE STUDY GUIDE
Every student who comes to a performance of The Brothers Size recieves a study guide from Steppenwolf Education. Check it out HERE!
Watch & Listen
The Brothers Size contains profanity and continuous use of the “n” word.
Stage Effects Advisory
The Brothers Size makes use of theatrical fog.
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Cast & Artists
"An absorbing and emotionally resonant drama" – The New York Times
"The writing has freshness, clarity and vitality" – Variety
"The greatest piece of writing by an American playwright under 30 in a generation or more" – Chicago Tribune
"Reknowned director examines the complexity of brotherhood in 'The Brothers Size'" - Rolling Out