Brevo Theatre and Island City Stage Present “The Brothers Size”

Brévo Theatre (@brevo_theatre) and Island City Stage (@islandcitystage1) are proud to present the next edition to the “Dans Le Avant Garde” series with “The Brothers Size,” by Tarell Alvin McCraney. This contemporary tale explores the fragility of liberty and the need to belong somewhere, to something, to someone. The show preview will take place on June 22 at 7 p.m., with opening night on June 23 at 7 p.m. Other showtimes include June 24 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and June 25 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The performances will take place at Island City Stage located at 2304 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33305. Ticket prices for the June 22 preview is $20.00 with the remaining shows at $35.00. All shows run for 2 hours including a 15-minute intermission. Tickets can be purchased at Brévo Theatre

In the Louisiana bayou, big brother Ogun Size is hardworking and steady, while younger brother Oshoosi is just out of prison and aimless. Elega, Oshoosi’s old prison-mate, is a mysterious complication. A simple circle defines a world that begins in ritual and evolves into a touch and tender drama of what it means to brother and be brothered. This powerful production explores the complexities of brotherhood and masculinity in the Black male community.

Following the matinee performance on June 24, a talkback entitled “Bein’ a Brutha” will be held, focusing on the intersection of manhood and fraternity among Black men. The talkback will feature “Universal Man” Mo Beasley, Researcher/Educator, Brian Knowles and Co-Founder of Project T.H.U.G, David L. Jackson, and will explore concepts of love, weakness, the Black male body and effeminacy.

Brevo Theatre and Island City Stage Present “The Brothers Size” ( Photo credit: Samuel Love – 1881 Media Group)

“’The Brothers Size’ is a powerful and moving exploration of brotherhood and what it means to belong. Through poetry, music, dance and mythology, this contemporary tale delves into the tenuousness of freedom and the complexities of male relationships. We are excited to bring this production to the stage and to host a thought-provoking talkback about masculinity and brotherhood in the Black male community,” says Zaylin Yates, director and co-founder of Brévo Theatre.

“The Brothers Size” was written by Tarell Alvin McCraney and is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC., servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. This production contains strong language and mature content!

Brevo Theatre and Island City Stage Present “The Brothers Size” ( Photo credit: Samuel Love – 1881 Media Group)

Brévo Theatre’s mission is to enrich the community, share thought-provoking narratives and create nurturing environments through the arts. Visit Brévo Theatre for up-to-date information.

*All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice.

About Us:
Brévo Theatre is an incorporated 501(c)(3), created by Zaylin Yates and his business partner, Terrence Pride during their time as students at Florida A&M University. One of the productions they are most proud of incorporated a highly successful and student-funded dinner theater performance of “Kissing the Blarney Stone,” which paved the way for the duo to continue to produce shows that challenge modern-day theater while showcasing and developing local talent in unconventional performances.
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Brévo Theatre produced a series of virtual dance videos that interpreted acts of racial injustice, entitled “Protest Art,” commissioned by the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Brévo Theatre produced “American Son,”  the Broadway play by Christopher Demos-Brown. The Brévo-produced rendition was sponsored by Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, and included a live and in-person conversation with well-known playwright and Miami native, Mr. Demos-Brown entitled “2 Shades of Black: An Exploration of Biracial Identity.” Brévo Theatre is also the recipient of the Miami Open for Business grant award provided by The Miami Foundation and supported by Wells Fargo.

Brévo Theatre’s goal is to provide a platform to the unheard by highlighting up-and-coming playwrights, actors, dancers and directors, by offering a diverse entertainment experience through inclusive casting. Brévo Theatre productions are sponsored by Miami Dade County Cultural Affairs, Radical Partners, Publix Super Markets Charities and Our Fund Foundation.

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