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6 Nov

Pulitzer Prize Topdog/Underdog Hits the Vancouver Stage


David LLoyd and Aadin Church in TopDog/Underdog

Vancouver’s Jessie Award-nominated independent theatre company, Seven Tyrants Theatre, is staging the Western Canada premiere of Topdog/Underdog, winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The dark comedy by Suzan-Lori Parks is directed by David Newham at Studio 1398 (1398 Cartwright Street, on Vancouver’s Granville Island) for ten performances from November 24 to December 3, 2016.

Featuring a jazz score designed by local musician Daniel Deorksen and performed live by a three-piece jazz orchestra, the play focuses on two brothers, Lincoln and Booth, whose names were given to them as a joke, and pretty much dictated their lifetime of sibling rivalry. Lincoln is a former three-card monte hustler now working as an Abraham Lincoln impersonator in a rundown arcade; Booth is a shoplifter who wants his brother to return to street hustling.

With pithy writing and top notch performances, this timely play is worth including in your evening out.

For tickets, visit Tickets Tonight.

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