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Topdog/Underdog

August 15 @ 2:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday and Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

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Shakespeare & Company perorms Top Dog / Underdog in Lenox.
Shakespeare & Company

Two brothers, Lincoln and Booth, are locked in a battle of wits as quick as their card games, and struggling to come to terms with their identity and what history has handed them, even their names. In this powerful Pulitzer Prize winning play, Suzan Lori-Parks explores the deepest of connections, and what it means to be a family in humanity.

Lincoln lives with Booth, his younger brother, and works at an arcade as a whiteface Abraham Lincoln impersonator — their sole source of income. While the work is honest, both brothers find it humiliating. Booth is trying to persuade Lincoln to return to running games of Three-card Monte, and Lincoln has sworn off the hustle after one of his crew was shot.

Named among Time magazine’s “100 Innovators for the Next Wave,” Suzan-Lori Parks is an acclaimed playwright in American drama today. She is the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, is a MacArthur “Genius” Award recipient, and in 2015 she was awarded the Gish Prize for Excellence in the Arts.

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Date:
August 15
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2:00 pm

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Shakespeare & Company
70 Kemble St.
Lenox, MA
413-637-3353

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