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Cleveland State University Department of Theatre and Dance Presents the Ohio Premier of "In the Red and Brown Water" by Tarell Alvin Mccraney, Feb. 7-17

CSU’s Department of Theatre and Dance will debut the Ohio premier of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play In the Red and Brown Water, which is one of The Brother/Sister Plays, McCraney’s acclaimed trilogy of works set in Louisiana.

Directed by CSU assistant professor Holly Holsinger, In the Red and Brown Water is set in present day San Pere, Louisiana, and follows the struggle a gifted runner who is forced to choose between her family duties and pursuing her life goals.

In the sweltering heat of the region, Oya dreams of competing alongside star athletes. She never feels so right as when she's burning up the track. As a girl, she must choose between her dream and caring for her mother. As a woman, she's torn between the man she lives with and the man she can't live without.

The play is a full collaboration between CSU Theatre and Dance.

Performances in the Allen Theatre Second Stage run Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased through the PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office at 216-241-6000, online at, or in person at the State Theatre Box Office, located at 1519 Euclid Avenue.

In the Red and Brown Water
February 7-17, 2013
Allen Theatre Second Stage, PlayhouseSquare
Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Holly Holsinger

Special Events
Thursday, February 7 – Opening Night
Friday, February 15 – Dinner and a Show Ticket Option ($20.00)

For tickets, visit PlayhouseSquare online at or call: 216.241.6000.
For more information on the Cleveland State University Department of Theatre and Dance, visit