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Topdog/Underdogby Suzan-Lori Parks
Winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Synopses & Reviews
A darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity is Suzan-Lori Parks's latest riff 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, forettling a lifetime of sibling rivalry and resentment. Haunted by the past, the brothers are forced to confront the shattering reality of their future.
The piercing work is an extraordinary new departure.
About the Author
Ms. Parks is also the author of The Red Letter Plays (TCG, Dec 2000), The America Play and Other Works (TCG, third printing) and Venus (TCG, third printing). She is currently in residence at the California Insitute of the Arts in Valencia.
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