“Thrilling comic drama. Dazzlingly written!” – The New York Times
Lincoln and Booth are brothers, best friends, and bitter rivals. Lincoln, a former three-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 thrilling and darkly comic fable of brotherly love and sibling rivalry. This production is directed by Tony Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots, The Colored Museum at the Huntington).
“Topdog/Underdog vibrates with the clamor of big ideas, audaciously and exuberantly expressed. Like Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison’s landmark novel of 1952, Topdog/Underdog 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 New York Times