Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Brother Sister Plays Part 1 In the Red and Brown Water- Portland Playhouse

Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney; Directed by Victor Mack
Cast:  Shun, Shunta Iyun - Lava Alapa
          Ogun - Bobby Bermea
          Elegva, Legva, Marcus - Brian Demar Jones
          Aunt Elegua, Shun - Jennifer Lanier
          Oya, Osha - Ramona Lisa
          Man from state, O Li Roon - Jonah Weston
          Shango, Oshoosi, Terrell - Damian Thompson
          Egungun, Shua - Salim Sanchez
          Momma Moja, the woman who reminds you, Oba - Jocelyn Seid

Young woman's dreams of being a runner are deferred to help her mother; dreams which are not available when you look for them later.  Pursued by young men: one who offers stability; one who offers sexual attraction.  No good or easy choices; protagonist wants a child but is barren.  Stunning performance; the reason we go to theater is to discover plays like this.

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