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The Brothers Size

Norfolk State University Theatre Company

June 19 – 22

NSU Brown Hall Mainstage Theater


written by Tarell Alvin McCraney

directed by Anthony Mark Stockard

Norfolk State University Theatre Company launches their Inaugural Summer Professional Series on Juneteenth with a 10th Anniversary Revival Production of The Brothers Size.  The Brothers Size was the first production in University history to be invited to the International Black Theatre Festival and first to win national awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

While NSU Theatre Company has presented professional and "Equity House" co-productions throughout the last decade, The Brothers Size is the first production in the history of the University to be presented on campus with a cast of union professionals. The production features all of the original NSU Alumni cast members who now return as members of Actors Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States and Screen Actors Guild.

The Brothers Size transforms West African Warrior Gods into everyday men as we follow the recently paroled Oshoosi as he seeks to jumpstart his life in the Louisiana bayou.  Oshoosi working in his brother Ogun’s repair shop was not exactly what he had in mind, so when his old friend Elegba shows up, offering a different path to the goodlife, Oshoosi quickly finds himself torn between his brother Ogun, his loyalty to Elegba, and his dreams. Flights of poetry, music and West African mythology slam together in a visceral tale that begins in ritual and evolves into a hot-blooded, tough and tender drama about the need for freedom, what it looks like and who it belongs to.

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