“In The Red & Brown Water” is coming to the stage at Hattiloo Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 and will run through Sunday, Oct. 25.
This is a story set in a Louisiana bayou housing project, in which a young woman, Oya, passes up a college track scholarship to take care of her sick mother. Her failure to pursue her college education and track star possibilities are not the only dramatics in her life. She also becomes involved in turbulent romances with Ogun Size and Shango, and has an unhealthy obsession with pregnancy. Her total feeling of emptiness and hopelessness in life, takes a surprising twist as the play ends.
This Tarell McCraney play, utilizes the principles of the folk tales from the mythological Yoruba, which is a major religion in Africa, and applies them to this stage play. “The Red & Brown Water” is directed by Ekundayo Bandele. This regional premiere is presented by Nike and Dr. Rodric Miller.
Ticket prices are $13, $22 and $26 dollars, and can be purchased online at Hattiloo Theatre. The theatre is located at 37 S. Cooper, Memphis, Tennessee 38104, (901) 525-0009. Please come out and support this theatre, which also supports the community.
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