<i>Topdog/Underdog</i>

Graphic courtesy of Quintero Theatre

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2017-11-23 20:00:00
8:00 p.m. daily
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$10 to $20

Location Info:

Jose Quintero Lab Theatre
Entrance 16 off Cullen Blvd.
Houston, TX  77204
713-743-5548
Lincoln and Booth, as you’ve never seen them before. Starring graduate actors Derrick Moore and Yao Dogbe, Suzan Lori-Parks’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Topdog/Underdog at UH’s Quintero Theatre should shock your system. “In our current political climate, we are constantly inundated with stories of interracial tension,” says director Dr. Matthieu Chapman. “I believe that what is lost in the conversations on race is that blackness can and does exist independently of whiteness.” UH School of Theatre & Dance Director Robert Shimko adds that while two-actor shows in a university setting are “uncommon,” Chapman’s direction and Lori-Parks’s text seemed like a powerful combination: “Her plays certainly tackle big and enduring themes in a very original ways,” Shimko says. “She’ll likely leave an important artistic legacy for some time — and who knows what other masterpieces she may yet write.”

2 p.m. Sunday. Also 8 p.m. November 3 and 4, 6, and 8-11; 2 p.m. November 12. November 3 through 12. 3351 Cullen. For more information, call 713-743-2929 or visit uh.edu/theatre-and-dance. $10 to $20.

[Organizer's Description:]

A darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity is Suzan-Lori Parks' take on the way we are defined by history. The play tells the story of Lincoln and Booth, two 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. Written by Suzan-Lori Parks (pictured). Directed by Matthieu Chapman. Winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize. Additional showtimes: November 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 at 8pm November 5, 12 at 2pm
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