TSU NEWS

    Pulitzer Prize Winning Play Comes to TSU

    top dogThe Theatre Program of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Texas Southern University presents the Pulitzer Prize winning drama Topdog/Underdog, written by Suzan-Lori Parks. Topdog Underdog will be presented in Ollington Smith Playhouse at Texas Southern University on Thursday, February 19 - Saturday, February 21 at 8:00 pm, and Sunday, February 22 at 4:00 pm.

    Published in 2001, the play tells the story of two brothers, Lincoln and Booth, abandoned by their parents at a very young age, and their need to learn to survive on their own.  Lincoln, is a retired three-card monte con game master who now works impersonating Abraham Lincoln at an arcade. His brother, Booth, is a thief but wishes to become as successful as his brother was at "throwing the cards.”

    Tickets for this production can be purchased at the door on performance days: $10 General Admission, $5 Students with valid ID. General Admission tickets can be purchased online at tsutopdog.brownpapertickets.com. Please call the theatre box office at (713) 313-7157 for more information.

    Topdog Underdog is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York, NY.