The Hippodrome is proud to present a one-night-only staged reading of THE BROTHERS SIZE with a Q&A Skype talkback with playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney immediately following the reading.THE BROTHERS SIZE is the second play in his acclaimed Brother/Sister Trilogy.
THE BROTHERS SIZE was nominated for an Oliver Award and simultaneously premiered at the Public Theatre in NYC and The Young Vic in London. Two brothers, the Louisiana bayou, and West African mythology swirl together in this unforgettable theatrical event that will leave you breathless.
Directed by and starring Hippodrome Company Member Ryan George, UF graduate student Jonathan Williams, UF undergraduate student Dan Gray, and Gainesville community member Charles Washington.
Recommended for ages 13 and up with adult supervision.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: Tarell Alvin McCraney was born and raised in Miami and attended New World School of the Arts and DePaul University in Chicago. He subsequently studied playwrighting at Yale and is a member of the SteppenWolf Theatre Ensemble. Mr. McCraney is a Playwright in Residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company and a MacArthur Genius Grant award recipient. He was also August Wilson’s last apprentice before he passed away.
Tarell McCraney is the story writer behind the acclaimed 2016 film MOONLIGHT is based on. He wrote it as a play at Yale when it was originally titled “IN THE MOONLIGHT BLACK BOYS LOOK BLUE”.
Moonlight won the Golden Globe for Best Drama and is the AFI movie of the year. Moonlight also won the NY Film Critics award for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Cinematography, the LA Film Critics award for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Cinematography, and many more awards and accolades.
MONDAY, JANUARY 23 AT 7PM
HIPPODROME CINEMA | FREE ADMISSION
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