McCraney's lush and gorgeous triptych — surely the greatest piece of writing by an American playwright under 30 in a generation or more — smolders. And similarly poetic, arresting, startling lines pop and bubble like the waters of the bayou around which McCraney sets his remarkable plays about the ordinary people of Louisiana — loving, dying, escaping, trying, failing, caring. (Chicago Tribune, 2010)
What are The Brother/Sister Plays About? via American Conservatory Theater San Francisco.Ben Brantley of the New York Times writes,
Watching them, you experience the excited wonder that comes from witnessing something rare in the theater: a new, authentically original vision. It’s what people must have felt during productions of the early works of Eugene O’Neill in the 1920s or of Sam Shepard in the 1960s. In recent years only Richard Maxwell, that deadpan chronicler of dead-end lives, has made me feel that way. And Mr. McCraney has a more expansive accessibility than Mr. Maxwell and a delighted sense of showmanship that seem destined to win him more than a cult audience. (New York Times, 2009)
Learn more about the plays and the playwright:
"God at Work: The Divine Genius of Steppenwolf Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney" Newcity Stage, 2013.