Thursday, March 10, 2011

Topdog / Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks, City Theatre, February 17 - March 13

Top Dog/ Underdog City Theatre

You have missed an extraordinary experience. Almost all of you. Lisa Jordan's staging of Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks takes place this evening and then three more times, and then it's gone forever.

Yes, I didn't get to the City Theatre production until late in the run. That wasn't willful neglect but just a queueing problem. I have a season ticket to the City, but there is so much theatre in Austin, much of it unusual, innovative or of high quality, or all three. And ALT is just me, trying to feast beyond reason on all that art.

McArthur Moore and Richard Rashad Romeo appeared together at the City two years ago under Jordan's direction in August Wilson's Fences. That was a graceful, moving ensemble production. In this very contemporary underclass drama by Parks, they constitute a world of their own in which each is a burning pole of energy.

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