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Topdog/Underdog

WINNER OF THE 2002 PULITZER PRIZE

"…an utterly mesmerizing evening of theater…the vitality, freshness and gritty lyricism of Parks' writing are unlike anything to be heard on a Broadway Stage…" —Variety.

"…[a] vibrant comic drama of shifting identity and betrayal…from the ferociously talented author of In the Blood and The America Play…" —NY Times.

"The issues are gripping, the characters are dynamite…a must-see play." —Backstage. Two brothers, Lincoln and Booth, locked in a battle of wits as quick as their game of Three Card Monte, struggle to come to terms with their identity and what history has handed them, even their names. With her trademark explosive language in this powerful Pulitzer Prize winning play, Suzan Lori-Parks explores the deepest of connections, and what it means to be a family of man.

TALKS

Free Pre-Show Talk on August 20 at 6:45 pm.
This new pre-show talk provices insight into the plot and charactefrs of the play to enhance your experience.

Director's Panel on Saturday, August 17 at 11:00 am
Join director Regge Life and cast members for a discussion of the creative process of bringing Topdog/Underdog to the stage.
Adults $10 | Students Free

Artists

Bryce Michael Wood

Bryce Michael Wood

(Lincoln)

(first season) Bryce graduated from the University of Notre Dame with his Bachelors and was a Division-I Athlete for the Fighting Irish. Most recently he received his MFA in Acting from UCONN under the direction of Dale AJ Rose. His recent credits include, but aren’t limited to: Glory at

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Deaon  Griffin-Pressley

Deaon Griffin-Pressley

(Booth)

third season. A New York City based actor/playwright/singer originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Off-Broadway and regional theatre include Actors’ Shakespeare Project: Richmond/Hastings +8; Richard III. Shakespeare & Company: Ferdinand, The Tempest; Pisanio +6, Cymbeline; Osric, Hamlet; Lorenzo, The Merchant of Venice. The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre: Orsino, Twelfth Night;

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Regge Life

Regge Life

(Director)

third season (Director, Morning After Grace)Regge Life directed the wildly acclaimed God of Carnage in 2017 and Kaufman’s Barbershop in 2013. He has directed across the country with credits such as Cross That River at 59E59th and for the Aspen Theater, I Just Stopped by to See the

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Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.

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