Seven Tyrants Theatre proudly presents


By Suzan-Lori Parks

Winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

November 24, 2016 – December 3, 2016

At Studio 1398 (1398 Cartwright Street, Vancouver)

Evening performances at 8:00pm.
No performance Mondays.
Saturday December 3rd Matinee at 2pm.

Tuesday performance: $20
Sunday/Wednesday/Thursday performances: $25
Friday and Saturday performances: $28
Saturday matinee performance: $28

Opening Night: Thursday November 24, 2016
No Show on Monday Nov. 28
media contact: Marnie Wilson

Tickets now available online: click here to buy tickets

Seven Tyrants Theatre, presents the Western Canada premiere of Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks, Directed by David Newham
at Studio 1398 for ten performances from November 24 to December 3, 2016.


Don’t miss your chance to see this iconic play for the first time in Vancouver.

Starring: Aadin Church as “Lincoln” and David Lloyd as “Booth”

Directed by David Newham

Sound Design by Daniel Deorksen

Costume Design by Ines Ortner

Lighting and Stage Design by David Newham

Stage Management by Jillian Perry


Topdog/Underdog features a jazz score by local musician Daniel Deorksen and performed live by a three piece jazz orchestra.



About the play:

In 2002, Ms. Parks won the Pulitzer Prize for Topdog/Underdog, becoming the first African American woman to receive the prize.

This landmark drama is a darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity. The play tells the story of Lincoln and Booth, two brothers whose names were given to them as a joke, foretelling a 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. Haunted by the past, the brothers are forced to confront the shattering reality of their future.



TOPDOG/UNDERDOG is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.


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