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THEATER: In the Red and Brown Water


  • Josephine Louis Theater, Northwestern University 20 Arts Circle Drive Evanston, IL, 60208 United States (map)

In the Red and Brown Water by Tarell Alvin McCraney // Directed by Henry Godinez and Jerrell L. Henderson // Composition and Music Direction by Christie Chiles Twillie  // Movement Direction by Stephanie Paul

Oya is a teenager growing up in the projects in Louisiana. A high school track star, she has the chance to escape poverty with a full scholarship to college but sacrifices her ambition to stay home and care for her mother. How far will beautiful Oya go to make a mark in the world? Written by the Academy Award-winning writer of “Moonlight,” this acclaimed play, exploring love and loss through circumstances and missed opportunities, is an intoxicating story that charts a young girl’s thrust into womanhood and her subsequent fall into the murky waters of life.

Earlier Event: August 19
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