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|SOUTHEASTERN THEATRE PRESENTS "TOPDOG/UNDERDOG"
HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana University Theatre will present
its production of “Topdog/Underdog” Nov. 16-20 in the Vonnie Borden Theatre
on the Southeastern campus.
Written by 2002 Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori
Parks, “Topdog/Underdog” is rated NC-17 due to graphic language and
“Topdog/Underdog” is a funny, yet sad
portrait of two orphaned and down on their luck African-American brothers
whose father has jokingly named Lincoln and Booth, said theatre director
Lincoln earns his living as a target in a
carnival game, dressed in whiteface as Abraham Lincoln. Booth is a petty
crook who has issues with his brother's more honest path. With limited
life chances in employment, housing and girlfriends, the two brothers are
haunted by their past. Their obsession with the street con card game
Three-Card Monty causes them to confront the shattering reality of their
Southeastern's production of "Topdog/Underdog"
is directed by theater instructor Selisa Hue of Ponchatoula. The all-student
cast includes Corey Brown of LaPlace as “Lincoln” and Dennis Thomas of
Ponchatoula as “Booth.” Kenneth Green of Hammond is the understudy. Assistant
director is Benjamin Pletcher of Dallas, and set design is by Schepker.
Josh Tillotson of Dallas serves as lighting director.
Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performances
will be available at the Vonnie Borden box office in D Vickers Hall, 985-549-2115,
on evenings of the performances. Tickets are $10 general public; $6 seniors,
Southeastern alumni, and non-Southeastern students; and free for Southeastern
students with a valid university ID.
For more information on the play, contact
Hue at email@example.com or 985-549-3546.