By Adam Hetrick
15 Sep 2009
The Brother/Sister Plays will be presented in two separate evenings, with marathons scheduled for the weekends. Previews begin Oct. 21 with an official opening set for Nov. 17. The Public Theater engagement runs through Dec. 13.
The cast features Sterling K. Brown (Topdog/Underdog, Macbeth), as Shango/Shua, Kimberly Hébert Gregory (Amen Corner) as Aunt Elegua/Shun, Brian Tyree Henry (A Civil War Christmas) as Egungun/Oshoosi/Tarell, Andre Holland (Wig Out) as Elegba/Marcus, Marc Damon Johnson (The Poor Itch) as Ogun, Sean Allan Krill (Mamma Mia) as O Li Roon/Man From State, Nikiya Mathis (Eclipsed) as Shun/Shaunta Iyun, Kianné Muschett (Our Lady of 121st Street) as Oya/Osha, and Heather Alicia Simms (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) as Nia/Mama Moja/Oba.
According to the Public, "Tarell Alvin McCraney's trilogy is a collection of modern-day stories of kinship, love, heartache and coming-of-age centered around an extended family and community in the Bayou."
Designing the productions are James Schuette (scenic design), Karen Perry (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design) and Lindsay Jones (sound design).
For tickets visit PublicTheater.
The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.