(Robert Hurwitt’s article ran in the San Francisco Chronicle, 12/26.)
High: "The Brother/Sister Plays." The remarkably original voice of young playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney opened the 2010-11 season on an exceptionally high note in an unprecedented three-theater West Coast premiere of his spare, poetic trilogy of life in a bayou housing project with mythic overtones. Taken individually – Ryan Rilette's haunting staging of "In the Red and Brown Water" at Marin Theatre Company, Octavio Solis' intensely moving "The Brothers Size" at Magic Theatre and Mark Rucker's rich production of "Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet" at American Conservatory Theater – they would top many a Top 10 list. Taken together, they blended into one of the most unforgettable events of the decade.
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