Topdog/Underdog is generously underwritten by David W. Binet
A Canadian Stage Production
By Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Tawiah M'Carthy
An electric revival of a modern classic
A darkly comic fable of brotherly love and sibling rivalry. Lincoln and Booth are brothers haunted by their past – as well as their names. When Lincoln gets a gig impersonating his namesake, Booth takes over his brother’s old racket as a three-card monte dealer. This beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a tangle of secrets, lies, and one-upmanship, where the stakes get higher and higher, and someone’s bound to end up on top.
Suzan-Lori Parks, widely considered one of the most adventurous and acclaimed playwrights of her generation, won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Topdog/Underdog, a piercing examination of family identity and the ways we are defined by history. Hot off the heels of a wildly successful Broadway revival, we are ecstatic to be producing a brand new production of Topdog/Underdog directed by Tawiah M'Carthy.
The greatest American play of the past 25 years – The New York Times
It's a theatrical event that demands to be seen right here, right now. – Variety