The brothers Size

http://www.silotheatre.co.nz/

The stage is set in the corner of the theatre with seats on two sides. It's essentially bare – there's a bucket of water in the corner. The characters use the walkway around it. One walks as close to the audience as he can.
There are three characters – Ogun, responsible older brother, Oshooshi, his recently out of jail younger brother and Elegba, his friend, recently out of jail.
There are four people on show during this play – the three characters and a drummer. It's a play of rhythm and movement. Characters speak the stage directions – a style that only took a little while to get used to. The rhythms are not just given by the drums
Having the three characters on show gives a different atmosphere depending on who is not 'on stage'.
It's full of atmosphere. Menacing, foreboding, funny, heartbreaking.

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