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Pulitzer Prize-winning play, 'Topdog/Underdog,' Comes to Black Box, Storefront Venues

SUNY Plattsburgh’s Center for Community Engagement and the theater department are joining forces to present Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Topdog/Underdog” Feb. 10 in Myers Black Box Theater and Feb. 11 at The Storefront, 131 Cornelia St.

Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. 

“Topdog/Underdog” chronicles the adult lives of Lincoln and Booth, two African-American brothers, as they cope with women, work, poverty, gambling, racism, and their troubled upbringings.

The Plattsburgh production is directed by Julia Devine, coordinator for the center, and Tevin Jackson, a 2016 graduate who majored in English literature. Kendall Joseph, a junior music and theater major from Trinidad and Tobago, and Malamin Conteh, a senior theater major from the Bronx, co-star as the brothers. Accounting major Jakeel Benjamin of Antigua will perform bucket drumming during the production.

The play is presented in honor of African-American History Month and as a preliminary event leading up to SUNY Plattsburgh’s celebration of Diversity Week Feb. 25-March 3.

For more information, contact Devine at 310-367-4199 or email [email protected]

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