The shorter Parts 2 and 3, building on figures established in Part 1, actually contain greater substance, and McCraney's writing feels far more assured. A fierce conflict between brothers in one finds unexpected closure through the sexual dilemmas of an unrelated young man in the other. Sensibly, McCraney offers no simple answers; he lays out the complex situation fully and leaves the audience to sort through it.

Jung at heart?: The Brothers Size
Joan Marcus
Jung at heart?: The Brothers Size


By Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens, and Stephen Flaherty
Neil Simon Theatre
250 West 52nd Street, 877-250-2929

The Brother/Sister Plays
1: In the Red and Brown Water
2: The Brothers Size
3: Marcus or The Secret of Sweet
By Tarell Alvin McCraney
Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street, 212-967-7555

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