American Players Theatre
5950 Golf Course Road
P.O. Box 819
Spring Green, WI 53588
Box Office: 608-588-2361
Prison walls extend far beyond prison gates, destroying families, infecting dreams and mocking what hope is left after time served. In the Louisiana Bayou, brothers by blood and by mythic circumstance struggle to find connection in the wake of incarceration. With a love that is abundant and complex; beautiful and dangerous, they navigate a road where those prison gates remain, always, in their rearview. They find themselves at a crossroads where fate, hope and desperation collide. Where their love for each other must redefine what it means to be free. Kinetic and musical and achingly poetic, with characters steeped in the Yoruba cosmology, The Brothers Size sings the ancient bond of brotherhood.
Featuring Nathan Barlow, Rasell Holt & Jalen Gilbert
Runs August 8 - October 4
In the Louisiana bayou, Ogun Size is the hardworking and steady brother to the younger Oshoosi. Ogun worries constantly about his brother, who's fresh out of jail, restless and aimless. When Elegba, Oshoosi's old prison-mate arrives with a gift, their relationship is thrown out of balance. Influenced by the rich culture of the Yoruba people of West Africa, this contemporary tale begins in ritual and evolves into a tough and tender drama of what it means to brother and be brothered. Combining flights of poetry, music and dance, The Brothers Size explores the tenuousness of freedom and the need to belong.