If you see nothing else this summer, you must see Suzan-Lori Parks’ Top Dog/Under Dog playing now thru July 18 at the Weston Rod and Gun Club as part of the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company’s “Other Stages”.
You might wonder what appeal a play that features two “brothers” living in one room squalor in NYC (?) might have for those of us in Vermont. Anyone who has issues with their childhood, parents, siblings, the opposite sex, work, place in history (the world’s and their own family’s), or concern for racial, social, and economic divisions in society will be able to relate.
If you have a desire to see two highly accomplished actors, Raphael Peacock and Michael Potts, do an outstanding job with two strong, complex characters, Lincoln and Booth, (not Abraham and John Wilkes) then you owe it to yourself to see this phenomenal play. This is an intimate, gut-wrenching performance that will evoke a wide range of emotions.
The Weston Playhouse should be applauded for bringing such a challenging piece to Vermont and doing it so well.
Tickets are available – call the box office at 802-824-5288 – or go online to http://www.westonplayhouse.org.