Fall Play: In the Red and Brown Water

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Thu Nov.14.2013 @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Our award-winning student theatre company, OakTechRep, will perform Tarell Alvin McCraney’s In the Red and Brown Water this November. In the Red and Brown Water is a challenging play, filled with lyrical language and choreographed movement. The play follows the journey of Oya, a talented young runner who turns down a track scholarship to take care of her sick mother, only to find herself faced with deep questions about what it means to have a family and find happiness. The play is set in rural Louisiana, but the characters get their names – and personalities – from the mythical gods of the West African Yoruba religion, and Oakland Tech Advanced Dancers will open the performance with traditional Brazilian and Cuban dances that pay special homage to the Orishas Just after OakTechRep’s production was cast, the 33-year-old playwright McCraney was awarded the MacArthur fellowship, often known as the “genius grant,” for his body of work.

In the Red and Brown Water will perform November 14th through 16th, in the Oakland Tech Auditorium, with 7pm performances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, plus an additional afternoon performance on Saturday at 2pm. Tickets will be $8/10 at the door or $5/8 in advance, with the discount going to Oakland Unified students and staff. Look for your friends who’ll be selling advance tickets! Please contact jessabrie@gmail.com if you have further questions.

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