Theater Bryant Bentley as Booth, a young man hoping to make a living hustling the game of three card monte, in Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning play 'Top Dog/Underdog,' opening this weekend at the Phoenix Theatre; 635-PLAY. The Phoenix Theatre will present yet another major Indianapolis theater event with Top Dog/Underdog, the off-Broadway-to-Broadway 2002 Pulitzer Prize winner by American playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, who is the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The play is about a high-stakes game of sibling rivalry. A darkly comic fable of two brothers with one objective: to come out on top. They share a one-room apartment, not to mention family secrets, and a life-changing game of three-card monte.
Musician Mos Def starred in the Broadway production. Locally, Bryant Bentley, last seen in Most Valuable Player at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, and Ben Rose, who is in Take Me Out at the Phoenix, will play the brothers.
Show dates are May 27 (half price preview) through June 13, Thursdays-Sundays. Tickets are $22.50. For reservations, call 635-7529. The Phoenix is located at 749 N. Park Ave.