By Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by DeMone Seraphin
Starring Khalil Kain and Louis E. Davis
The Pulitzer Prize–winning dark comedy about two brothers grappling for destiny.
Topdog/Underdog, a tensely funny and dead serious tragicomedy, is 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.
March 14 to April 14, 2019
Pay What You Will Previews
March 14 to 16 & 18 at 7:30 pm
Opening/Press Night: March 19 | 7:30 pm
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 PM, Saturday & Sunday at 2 PM
Tickets are $40, and available online at avantbard.org/tickets or by phone at 703-418-4808. For every performance, an allotment of tickets are Pay What You Will, which means you can name your price. You can reserve PWYW tickets online the Monday before each performance for a small service minimum, or at the door with no minimum.