Pulitzer winning TOPDOG/UNDERDOG at The Weekend Theater

TopDog-UnderDog-Poster-SmallWinner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Topdog/Underdog, is a darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity.

In the play Suzan-Lori Parks explores the way people are defined by history. The play tells the story of Lincoln and Booth, two African American brothers whose names were given to them as a joke, foretelling a lifetime of sibling rivalry and resentment. Haunted by the past, the brothers are forced to confront the shattering reality of their future. Vibrating with the clamor of big ideas, audaciously and exuberantly expressed, this play considers nothing less than the existential traps of being African-American and male in the United States, the masks that wear the men as well as vice versa.

The play is directed by Jermaine McClure, who also appears along with Byron Thomas Jr.

Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.  The show opened last night and continues tonight. It also plays November 7 & 8 and 14 & 15 at 7:30pm.