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Bonstelle Theatre premieres 'In the Red and Brown Water' in MI...

January 13, 2014

 

 

New Monitor, 2/13

"Fine production of African-American play"
by Robert Delaney

"In the Red and Brown Water" by Tarell Alvin McCraney is the first production of 2014 at Wayne State's Bonstelle Theatre. Theatre reviewer Robert Delaney finds that gifted director Aku Kadogo inspired her cast of mostly WSU undergraduates to attain a high level of professionalism in their performances. "In the Red and Brown Water" continues through February 16.

http://www.cfpca.wayne.edu/files/monitor130214p8.pdf

 

WDET-FM, 2/12

Diving deep: Yoruban mythology meets Shakespeare 'In The Red and Brown Water'

Wayne State's theatre program sees its latest play, “In the Red and Brown Water,” closing this weekend at the Bonstelle Theatre. The relatively new work from 2013 MacArthur Fellow Tarell Alvin McCraney blends West African mysticism with traditional Shakespearean themes. Director Aku Kadogo and actor Donte Jones spoke about the production with WDET’s Travis Wright.

http://wdet.org/news/story/in-the-red-and-brown-water/

 

Broadway World, 2/7

Bonstelle Theatre presents Michigan premiere of "In The Red and Brown Water," now thru 2/16

The Bonstelle Theatre breaks through the misery of one of Detroit's coldest winters with the Michigan premiere of a stellar addition to the canon of African American theatre, “In the Red and Brown Water.” Performances run tonight, Feb. 7 through 16, at the Bonstelle Theatre. “In the Red and Brown Water” is one of the three plays comprising the Brother/Sister Plays written by 2013 MacArthur Fellow Tarell Alvin McCarney, an alumnus of the Yale School of Drama, Britain's National Theatre, and currently a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Ensemble. Director Aku Kadogo is no stranger to Detroit audiences, having performed extensively throughout the region for many years, and having been faculty at Wayne State University.

http://www.broadwayworld.com/detroit/article/Bonstelle-Theatre-to-Present-Michigan-Premiere-of-IN-THE-RED-AND-BROWN-WATER-27-16-20140206

 

Michigan Citizen, 1/23

"Wayne State theater brings Yoruba legend to the street"
by Phreddy Wischusen

A feature story highlights the Bonstelle Theatre’s production of “In the Red and Brown Water,” the first of a theatrical trilogy written by Tarell Alvin McCraney. “In the Red and Brown Water” is a coming-of-age piece based on Yoruba myth, according to Director Aku Kadogo, a former Wayne State University faculty member. Performances run Feb. 7-16 at the Bonstelle.

http://michigancitizen.com/wayne-state-theater-brings-yoruba-legend-to-the-street/

 

Broadway World, 1/13; New Monitor, 1/23

WSU's Bonstelle Theatre to present ‘In the Red and Brown Water,’ 2/7-16

The Bonstelle Theatre breaks through the misery of one of Detroit's coldest winters with the Michigan premiere of a stellar addition to the canon of African American theatre, In the Red and Brown Water. Performances run Feb. 7-16, 2014 at the Bonstelle Theatre. Director Aku Kadogo is no stranger to Detroit audiences, having performed extensively throughout the region for many years, and having been faculty at Wayne State University. She has taught years abroad at LATT Children's Theatre in South Korea and NAISDA Dance College in Australia.

http://www.broadwayworld.com/detroit/article/WSUs-Bonstelle-Theatre-to-Present-IN-THE-RED-AND-BROWN-WATER-27-16-20140113