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Originally published Friday, September 27, 2013 at 5:14 AM

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‘Broke-ology’ at Seattle Public Theater

“Broke-ology,” an African American family play by Nathan Louis Jackson, makes its Seattle premiere at Seattle Public Theatre through Oct. 20, 2013.

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Nathan Louis Jackson’s candid, empathetic “Broke-ology,” about an African-American family of men, centers on two very different adult brothers and their ill and widowed father — whose frailty forces him and his offspring to make some tough decisions.

So many of us must eventually make similar family choices, and Jackson’s 2008 script hits a common chord. It’s been staged around the U.S. and will receive its Seattle premiere this weekend at Seattle Public Theater. Valerie Curtis-Newton (fresh off her lauded “Trouble in Mind” for Intiman Theatre Festival) directs a cast that includes Tyler Trerise, left, and Troy Allen Johnson, shown here, as well as Corey Spruill and Amber Wolfe.

Through Oct. 20 at Seattle Public Theater; $15-$29; www.seattlepublictheater.org.

Misha Berson: mberson@seattletimes.com

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