In the Red and Brown Water

Apr 20, 2024

08:00 PM

Theatre Building, David Thayer Theatre

200 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242

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In the Red and Brown Water by Tarrell Alvin McCraney directed by Caroline Clay

In the Red and Brown Water
By Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Caroline Clay

San Pere, Louisiana: Oya runs fast, but her collegiate future is placed on hold to care for her mother. Inspired by Federico García Lorca’s Yerma and Yoruban cosmology, Tarell Alvin McCraney’s In the Red and Brown Water is a lyrical offering at the intersection of ancestral myth and ritual about a young woman’s coming-of-age navigating lovers, community, and her chosen path.

Please be advised that this play contains explicit language, sexual themes, culturally charged and explicit language, the use of haze, and the use of strobe lights.

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Friday, April 12 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 13 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, April 17 at 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 18 at 8 p.m.
Friday, April 19 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 20 at 8 p.m.

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