Poverty, jokes and sibling rivalry are the foundation for Frostburg State University’s Music and Theatre Department’s production of “TopDog/UnderDog,” which will be presented as part of the student-directed Second Stage Productions. Performances are set for Nov. 5, 6 and 7 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre of the Performing Arts Center.
From left, Joaquin Moreno, who plays Lincoln, and Joshua Scurry, who plays Booth
Recipient of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “Topdog/Underdog,” by Suzan-Lori Parks, is a darkly comic fable concerning two African American brothers, Lincoln and Booth, whose names were given to them as a joke by their father. Abandoned by both parents and forced to depend on one another for survival, the men, now in their 30s, struggle to shed their poverty a midst a past that is haunted by sibling rivalry and escalating resentment.
Tickets for “Topdog/Underdog” are $6 for FSU students and $12 for general admission. For more information, call the Theatre and Dance box office at 301-687-7462, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and again from 1:30 until 4 p.m.
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