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Topdog/Underdog 

A little sibling rivalry can keep most brothers in constant competition, but add the weight of history with names like Lincoln and Booth and the stakes get higher. In Suzan-Lori Parks' 2002 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Topdog/Underdog, the brothers are also their own family, sharing an apartment and their lives without the parents who gave them their ill-fated names. Lincoln was once a master of the street-hustle three-card monte game but has gone on to an odd line of work that involves actually impersonating his namesake, Abraham Lincoln. Booth wishes he could master three-card monte but relies on a steady diet of shoplifting. They're inextricably linked as they con one another, reveal their real identities and try to get along in peace. Parks' play is darkly humorous and richly rewarding. Dillard will enter this production in the Louisiana College Theatre Festival (Nov. 15-16). Ray Vrazel directs Devin McCoy and Martin Bradford. Tickets $12 general admission, $7 students/seniors, $5 Dillard students. " Will Coviello

8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 26-27; 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 28; through Nov. 4

Dillard University, Samuel DuBois Cook Theatre, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., 816-4857

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