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This show closed on April 14, 2019

About Topdog/Underdog

The Pulitzer Prize–winning dark comedy by Suzan-Lori Parks about two brothers hustling and grappling for destiny.

Directed by DeMone Seraphin

Starring Jeremy Keith Hunter and Louis E. Davis

A tensely funny and dead serious tragicomedy, Topdog/Underdogis a Cain-and-Abel fable for Black America about two brothers named Lincoln and Booth. They have depended on each other since their parents left, and until recently they counted on Lincoln’s grifting to get by. Now Lincoln has gone straight, impersonating his namesake in a carnival where tourists pay to play assassin. When Booth resolves to become the greatest con man of all time, the brothers struggle over how best to play the tough hand America dealt them. Acclaimed by The New York Times as the best American play of the last 25 years.

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This show contains strong language, adult themes, and depictions of gun violence.

Gunston Arts Center, Theatre Two

2700 South Lang Street, Arlington, VA 22206

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