Topdog/Underdog is about two African American brothers, named Lincoln and Booth, who banter about playing three card monte during their own game of one-upsmanship. Parks encapsulates 400 years of African American history in a Cain-and-Abel fable, where the promise of American Dream gets tested in the deception of a con game. In June The New York Times named this tensely funny and dead serious tragicomedy the best American play of the last 25 years.

Presented by Avant Bard Theatre

Show Type
Running Time
100 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$10 - $40

Discount Tickets Available Pay What You Will tickets available for every performance, on sale the Monday before each show

Visit Show Website

Box Office Phone: 703-418-4808

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 03/14/2019 - 04/14/2019
Sunday 02:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 07:30pm--
Friday 07:30pm--
Saturday 02:00pm07:30pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 03/19/2019 - 7:30pm Opening/Press Night
  • 04/01/2019 - 7:30pm Industry Night
Performer Role
Louis E. Davis Booth
Jeremy Keith Hunter Lincoln
Production Personnel
Suzan-Lori Parks
DeMone Seraphin
Costume Designer
Danielle Harrow
Set Designer
Nephelie Andonyadis
Sound Designer
e'Marcus Harper-Short
Movement for plays
Casey Kaleba
Lighting Designer
Johnathan Alexander
e'Marcus Harper-Short
Projections/Media Designer
Johnathan Alexander


Gunston Arts Center - Theater 2
2700 S Lang St, Arlington, VA 22206

Getting There

  • Crystal City (Blue/Yellow Line)
  • Pentagon (Blue/Yellow Line)
  • Check website for bus and taxi information from Metro Stop


  • Free onsite parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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