Audio Theater Review: Invictus Theatre’s ‘Topdog/Underdog'

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CHICAGO – When two brothers confront the sins of each other and it expands into a psychology of an entire race, it’s at a stage play found in Chicago’s Invictus Theatre Company production of “Topdog/Underdog,” now at their new home at the Windy City Playhouse through March 31st, 2024. Click TD/UD for tickets/info.

HollywoodChicago.com Comedy/Tragedy Rating: 5.0/5.0
Play Rating: 5.0/5.0

Lincoln (Mikha’el Amin) and Booth (DeMorris Burrows) are black brothers living together in a rundown apartment. Absurdly, Lincoln is actually portraying Abraham Lincoln at a historically themed amusement park, and brother Booth is idle, dreaming of proposing to his girlfriend. Lincoln took his job after he stopped conning folks with a 3-Card monte act, but Booth is desperate to be taught how to practice this con. When Lincoln loses his job on the night of Booth’s elaborate proposal dinner, their confrontation is inevitable.

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Through March 31 at the Windy City Playhouse
Photo credit: InvictusTheatreCo.com

Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio review of “Topdog/Underdog” …

The Invictus Theatre Co. Production of ”Topdog/Underdog” is at the Windy City Playhouse, 3914 West Irving Park Road in Chicago through March 31st, 2024. Featuring Mikha’el Amin and DeMorris Burrows. Written by Suzan Lori-Parks. Directed by Aaron Reese Boseman. For more information on the Invictus Theatre, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Editor and Film Writer
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    CHICAGO – When two brothers confront the sins of each other and it expands into a psychology of an entire race, it’s at a stage play found in Chicago’s Invictus Theatre Company production of “Topdog/Underdog,” now at their new home at the Windy City Playhouse through March 31st, 2024. Click TD/UD for tickets/info.

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