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Pillsbury House Theatre to complete McCraney trilogy in 2014

Posted by: Rohan Preston under Theater Updated: December 4, 2013 - 11:53 AM

Photo by Michal Daniel.

Twin Cities audiences will get a chance to see the final work in Tarell Alvin McCraney's Brother/Sister trilogy in 2014, Pillsbury House Theatre has announced.

The company, which has produced indelible stagings of McCraney's "In the Red and Brown Water" and "The Brothers Size" at the Guthrie Theater over the last two years, will co-produce "Marcus, or the Secret of Sweet" at the same venue.

Pillsbury House has co-produced the McCraney plays with the Mount Curve Company. All have been directed by Marion McClinton, who returns. No casting has been announced.

"The Brothers Size" starred Namir Smallwood (above left), Gavin Lawrence (right) and James A. Williams. Although “Marcus” will be staged in fall 2014, no exact dates have been announced.

The theater, whose season follows the calendar year, also will be the site of the regional premiere of Johnna Adams’ "Gidion’s Knot." The play, a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, is set at a parent-teacher conference and centers on a grieving mother and a distraught fifth-grade teacher. Noel Raymond directs (Feb. 21-March 23, 2014).

Pillsbury House also will present “Mercy Killers,” a solo show written and performed by Broadway actor Michael Milligan. It is about an auto mechanic’s care for his wife and was a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Tom Oppenheim directs (April 23-May 4, 2014).
 

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