By Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Charles O. Anderson and Robert Ramirez
"A rare work of lyricism." - The New York Times
How far will Oya go to make a mark in the world? A young runner with boundless possibilities, Oya is forced to choose between her ailing mother and her own dreams. This intoxicating movement-infused theatre work charts a young girl's thrust into womanhood and her subsequent fall into the murky waters of life.
Premiered in 2008 at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre, In the Red and Brown Water is one of three plays in Tarell Alvin McCraney's acclaimed trilogy The Brother/Sister Plays. "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 playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney. "An in an attempt to create theater that told untold stories, that gave voice to another half of America, I created The Brother/Sister Plays."
In the Red and Brown Water contains mature themes and adult language, and is recommended for guests 17 years old and greater. The running time is approximately two hours and includes one intermission. View the In the Red and Brown Water playbill.
Preview: October 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Opening: October 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Additional Dates: October 7-8, 11-14 at 7:30 p.m. and October 8-9, 16 at 2:00 p.m.
- Wrestle with the Ideas of UT's 'In the Red and Brown Water' - Austin American-Statesman
- 'In the Red and Brown Water' Puts Poetry in Motion - Austin360
- UT Dept. of Theatre & Dance's 'In the Red and Brown Water' - The Austin Chronicle
- Department of Theatre and Dance Puts On Play 'In the Red and Brown Water' - The Daily Texan
In the Red and Brown Water was originally produced by Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA (Susan Booth, Artistic Director; Thomas Pechar, Managing Director).
U.K. stage premiere produced by the Young Vic Company.
World premiere of The Brother/Sister Plays produced by the Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Andrew D. Hamington, Executive Director), and McCarter Theatre Center (Emily Mann, Artistic Director; Timothy J. Shields, Managing Director).
The Brother/Sister Plays were developed with the support of the McCarter Theatre Center.