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"In the Red and Brown Water" Delves into Heartache of Louisiana Bayou Family

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In the Red and Brown Water

Penn State Centre Stage's production of In the Red and Brown Water, directed by associate professor Steve Broadnax, runs through November 15 in the Playhouse Theatre. The play is about Oya, a teenager in the Louisiana Bayou who wins a running scholarship that could take her out of the projects. However, when Oya's mother becomes deathly ill, she decides to give up the chance to attend college. In the Red and Brown Water is part of Tarell Alvin McCraney's award-winning trilogy The Brother/Sister Plays, which also includes The Brothers Size and Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet. Influenced by Yoruban mythology, modern dance and autobiography, and populated with stories of sacrifice, heartache and laughter, the Chicago Tribune has hailed the trilogy as “the greatest piece of writing by an American playwright under 30.” For an interview with the director and ticket information, click here

For rehearsal photos, click here.