Topdog/Underdog tells the story of two brothers, Lincoln and Booth, who, abandoned by first one parent and then the other, have had to depend upon each other for survival since they were teenagers. Now in their thirties, the brothers struggle to make a new life, one that will lead them out of poverty. The play reveals a topsy-turvy world in which Lincoln and Booth live, a chaotic world that is as dangerous as it is illusory. Susan Lori-Parks, also the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship Genius Grant, was the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize and a protégé of writer and theorist James Baldwin.
This year’s Pulitzer Prize Reading Series celebrates women playwrights who were nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The cost of online reserved seats for all of our Pulitzer Prize Play Reading Series evenings is $20. Additionally, “Pay What You Can” tickets are available at the door, the night of the event.