Gilbert Glenn Brown & Matthew Hancock 2 of the stars in the play "The Brothers Size" join Mother Love in studio to invite you to see this transformation piece by award winning Director Shirley Jo Finney. Set on the back-roads of the Louisiana bayou, The Brothers Size follows the path of the recently paroled Oshoosi Size (Matthew Hancock) as he seeks to jumpstart his life. Working in an auto repair shop for his brother Ogun (Gilbert Glenn Brown), however, was not what he had in mind. When his old friend Elegba (Theodore Perkins) rolls up, offering a different direction, Oshoosi quickly finds himself torn between his brother, his loyalties and his dreams. It’s an exuberantly theatrical drama that weaves together the pulsing rhythms of the bayou with African Yoruba mythology to create a stylized story of love and heartache. While part two of McCraney’s trilogy stands alone – you don’t need any knowledge of the first (In the Red and Brown Water) or third (Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet) to enjoy The Brothers Size – the three plays exist in the same world. Set in the fictional Louisiana bayou town of San Pere, in what McCraney calls “the distant present,” they share themes, characters and similar theatrical conventions. Dreams seep into waking life.
About Gilbert Glenn
Gilbert Glenn Brown - NYU T.S.O.A. BFA - Gilbert's theater credits include: Spunk (True Colors Theatre); In the Red & Brown Water, Live From Death Row… Scottsboro (Fountain Theatre); Rio - The Musical (NYMF 2012); Martin: A New American Musical (NEC); A Time to Love, Charleston Olio, Harriet Jacobs (Kansas City Rep); Civil War Christmas (Huntington Theater); Forgive Me (NY International Fringe Festival); TopDog/UnderDog (Seattle Rep/CenterTheatre Group); Miss Evers Boys (The Complex); DWB in Beverly Hills (Matrix Theatre). Some of his film & TV credits include: Dreamgirls, Rain, Children of the Struggle,Mercy, ER, The O.C., Cold Case, Shark, CSI: Miami, The Shield. He has also garnered several nominations & awards. Gilbert is honored to once again work with the Fountain Family, the incredible Shirley Jo Finney and his amazing cast/brothers on this moving creation. Blessings. -
Matthew Hancock (Oshoosi) is elated to be part of such a story. Matthew was last seen in the Los Angeles premiere of The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry (Young Number Two), also directed by Shirley Jo Finney. Favorite credits include: Tony and Tina’s Wedding(Barry), All My Children (William). Matthew holds a BFA from Adelphi University (cum laude) and is a Graduate of the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, School of Film and Television.