Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks will discuss her new play Topdog/Underdog with Tony Kushner (who sometimes dabbles in playwriting) on June 24 at 7 PM, as part of the Public Theater's "Conversations With" series. The event will take place at the Shiva Theater at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St., in Manhattan.
Film star Don Cheadle and Tony winner Jeffrey Wright will play brothers named Booth and Lincoln in Topdog/Underdog, due to premiere at the Public Theater's Anspacher Theater. Previews begin July 10 for an opening on July 26. George C. Wolfe will direct.
Topdog is described as a "darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity," a tale of two brothers, one named Lincoln, one named Booth. Their names "foretell a lifetime of sibling rivalry and resentment."
Parks' In the Blood (a Pulitzer finalist) played the Public in 1999 2000, and her Fucking A will play at the theatre in winter 2002. She is currently working on Hoopz, Disney's in-development Harlem Globetrotter musical.
The event is free. For more information, call (212) 539-8685.