American Players Theatre
5950 Golf Course Road
P.O. Box 819
Spring Green, WI 53588
Box Office: 608-588-2361
By Lindsay Christians, The Cap Times
At the start of “The Brothers Size,” three shirtless actors move steadily and rhythmically toward the stage, stomping on the stairs from three separate directions.
They pause as the music changes and lights shift, illuminating each man from above. This is Ogun Size, older brother. Oshoosi Size, younger brother. And Elegba. He’s ... a friend.
As cast for American Players Theatre’s insightful new production by director Gavin Lawrence, Ogun and Oshoosi appear close in age. Before they smile or speak — before one gaze hardens and the other melts into earnestness — it would be possible for either actor to play either role.
Not Elegba, though. Elegba’s canny, a trickster. As embodied by Nathan Barlow, the impishness in his mouth and sly cant of his gaze hint at mischief just beneath the surface, before he says a single word.