Topdog/Underdog

Written by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Billy Porter

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company
Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre
3/10/17 - 4/9/17

About

“Thrilling comic drama. Dazzlingly written!”The New York Times

Lincoln and Booth are brothers: best friends and bitter rivals. Lincoln, a former 3-card monte hustler, works as a Lincoln impersonator in a shooting gallery; Booth is an aspiring grifter.  He tempts his brother to get back in the game, but the consequences could be deadly. Suzan-Lori Parks made history as the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Drama with this darkly comic, deeply theatrical fable about family wounds and healing bonds.

Approximate run time: 2 hours and 20 minutes, including one 10-minute intermission.