By Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Charles O. Anderson and Robert Ramirez
Marcus is sixteen and "sweet." Days before Hurricane Katrina strikes the housing projects of Louisiana, the currents of his life converge, overflowing into his close-knit community and launching the search for his sexual and personal identity on a cultural landscape infused with mysterious family creeds. Premiered in 2009 at The Public Theater and McCarter Theatre Center, Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet is the stirring conclusion of Tarell Alvin McCraney's trilogy, The Brother/Sister Plays.
Described as "one of the most startling new voices to emerge in the American theatre," McCraney's work has been heralded globally, earning him numerous awards including the New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award, the MacArthur "Genius" Grant (2013) and an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Moonlight along with Barry Jenkins. His plays often embody the voices of those historically silenced to weave multidimensional stories infused with mythology, poetry and ritual. "I lived in the other America, the America that doesn't always get depicted in the cinema. The America that we are told to pretend isn't there," shares McCraney. "In an attempt to create theater that told untold stories, that gave voice to another half of America, I created The Brother/Sister Plays."
Preview: February 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Opening: February 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Additional Performances: February 28–29, March 3–7 at 7:30 p.m. and February 29, March 1, 8 at 2:00 p.m.