Chamber and Marti Gobel stage powerful, moving and brilliant Brothers Size

Marques Causey, Andrew mUwonge and Travis A. Knight in The Brothers Size

This may seem like some kind of cop out, but it’s not.

It’s just that there are few, of any, words to adequately describe the magnificent (see, there’s one  word) production of the Tarell Alvin McCraney play “the Brothers Size” that opened Friday night at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre.

Despite feeling that I am not up to the task, I am going to try and find a few words, in a dictionary and thesaurus, to describe this evening of magical theater.

POWERFUL!

MARTI GOBEL!

MESMERIZING!

JOYOUS (OR JOYFUL, I CAN’T DECIDE WHICH ONE)!

UNFORGETTABLE!

JAHMES TONY FINLAYSON

BLACK MAGIC!

UNIVERSAL!

EACH ONE OF US!

FAMILY!

MARQUES CAUSEY, TRAVIS A. KNIGHT, ANDREW MUWONGE!

SADNESS AND A TEARS!

MOVES AND MOVING!

MARTI GOBEL! (I know, I know, but trust me on this one)

ALL LIVES MATTER!

LOVE AND MORE LOVE!

INSIGHTFUL!

UNIQUE!

CREATE!

DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES!

WHITE FOLKSWATCHING WITH FEELING!

BLACK!

AFRICA!

HEARTBEAT, DRUMS! (Finlayson again. And trust me again)

OH, MY GOD!

MADELYN YEE AND JASON FASSL! (set and lights)

VISION!

PROBABLY IN MY TOP 10 ALL-TIME!

AND FINALLY…

MARTI “AMAZING” GOBEL

Production credits: Director, Movement Choreographer, Marti Gobel; Stage Manager/Production Manager, Brandy Kline; Scenic Designer, Madelyn Yee; Costume Designer, Leslie Vaglica; Lighting Designer, Jason Fassl; Properties Designer, Meghan Savagian; Dialect Coach, Michelle Lopez-Rios; Composer Jahmés Tony Finlayson, Production Photos, Paul Ruffalo.

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Theater Critic in Milwaukee.
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