1st Stage Presents The Brothers Size from Academy Award Winner Tarell Alvin McCraney

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Tysons, VA— From the co-creator of the Academy Award-winning film Moonlight comes a profoundly compelling story of family, devotion, and belonging. Deep in the Louisiana bayou, the hardworking and steady, Ogun Size, is reunited with his aimless younger brother recently released from prison. Flights of poetry, music, and West African mythology combine in a one-of-a-kind experience that delivers “the greatest piece of writing by an American playwright under 30 in a generation or more” (The Chicago Tribune).
 
The 1st Stage production of The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney features Gary-Kayi Fletcher, Thony Mena, and Clayton Pelham, Jr., returning following his Helen Hayes award nominated performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Director, José Carrasquillo makes his 1st Stage directorial debut.
 
The design team includes: scenic design by Giorgos Tsappas, costume design by Moyenda Kulemeka, lighting design by William K. D’Eugenio, sound design by Sarah O’Halloran, and assistant direction by Erika Scott.
 
The Brothers Size will run at 1st Stage from January 31 through February 24 with show times as follows: Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 2 pm and 8 pm, and Sundays at 2pm
 
Editors:  Press performances are Saturday, February 2 at 8pm and Sunday, February 3 at 2pm
Please email the box office at boxoffice@1ststagetysons.org for reservations.
 
General admission tickets are $39. Senior (65+) tickets are $36.  Student and military tickets are $15. 
Tickets can be purchased online at www.1ststage.org or by calling the 1st Stage box office at 703-854-1856
 
The run time is approximately 90 minutes. Captions and audio description will be offered for select performances. Check www.1stStage.org for the schedule.
 
The Brothers Size is the third production in 1st Stage’s 11th Season. Following The Brothers Size will be columbinus by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli directed by Alex Levy and Juan Francisco Villa (March 28- April 20, 2019), and The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers directed by Cara Gabriel (May 9-June 2, 2019). The 3rd Annual Logan Festival of Solo Performance featuring nationally celebrated solo performers will run from July 11-21, 2019.