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  The Brothers Size at Steppenwolf Theatre

The Brothers Size

Steppenwolf Theatre
1650 N. Halsted Chicago

Returning to our stage for the first time since its celebrated Chicago premiere, Steppenwolf for Young Adults presents Tarell Alvin McCraney's The Brothers Size. 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.

Thru - Oct 19, 2019

Price: $20-$30

Stage: Downstairs Theatre

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 312-335-1650

Running Time: 1hr, 20mins

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Chicago Tribune - Highly Recommended

"...McCraney is neither a didacticist nor a binary thinker: "The Brothers Size" is very much about both the essentiality and the constraints of love. I kept thinking of it - love - getting squeezed in a vice. I suspect Cole and Shibagaki wanted us to go there."
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Chris Jones

Chicago Sun Times - Highly Recommended

"...Combined with a trio of powerfully layered performances — led by up-and-comer Agada, who gets the most sweeping arc here — “The Brothers Size” offers the kind of intro to theater that could make lifelong converts."
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Kris Vire

Chicago On the Aisle - Highly Recommended

"...The sleeper don't-miss show of Chicago's autumn theater season falls under the perhaps inauspicious heading of Steppenwolf's Young Adult series. Make no mistake, the emphasis here is on "adult," and Steppenwolf's superbly cast and directed - indeed, choreographed - staging of Tarell Alvin McCraney's "The Brothers Size" is exquisite theater that will reward the most experienced drama buff."
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Lawrence B. Johnson

Chicago Theatre Review - Highly Recommended

"...Representing a wide range of male relationships, Monty Cole's stirring production moves, shakes and inspires. Incorporating rhythmic drumming, ritualistic, choreographed movement and, in one delightful moment, song, the director presents a story that's poetic and gritty. It's emotional, realistic and-be warned-filled with profanity and much used of the N word. But production jumps off the stage and grabs audiences, young and old, by the heart. And a great deal of credit must go to this trio of brilliant actors, all of whom create a King Size Band of Brothers."
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Colin Douglas

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