brownsville song (b-side for tray)
By Kimber Lee
directed by Jimmie Woody
September 1 – 24, 2017
*2015 Lucille Lortel Award Nominee
Dobama Theatre opens its 17/18 Season with Kimber Lee’s lyrical, vivid, and rhythmic new script — a poignant story of love and resilience that is both timely and illuminating.
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SYNOPSIS: In the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, a life with infinite potential is tragically cut short. That is where the story both begins and ends. As time shifts gracefully between past and present we meet Tray, his 9-year-old sister Devine, the grandmother who’s raising them, and get introduced to the rest of Tray’s world – a world he’ll leave far too soon.
«Uncompromising in its examination of grief and big-hearted in its belief in forgiveness, brownsville song sings with the rhythms of an often-misrepresented community, following in the footsteps of Lorraine Hansberry and August Wilson.» — Theatre Mania