Baton Rouge Community College Theatre will present two award-winning productions this spring - "Topdog/Underdog" by Suzan-Lori Parks and "The Diary of Adam and Eve" by Mark Twain.
A sweet and witty retelling of the old story, "The Diary of Adam and Eve" by Mark Twain, is a wry take on the discovery of love and its loss, suitable for all ages.
The production, directed by Dr. Tony E. Medlin, Associate Professor of Theatre at BRCC, features BRCC students Dana Poindexter as Eve and Stan Spring as Adam. Shows will take place on April 6, 7, and 8 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 9 at 3 p.m.
Directed by David Sedevie, Assistant Professor of Film and Theatre at BRCC, "Topdog/Underdog" will run April 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m., and April 29 at 2 p.m. Intended for mature audiences as it contains strong language and mature themes, the cast features Ahmad Guerin as Booth and Brandon Johnson as Lincoln.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Drama Desk Award, Obie award, and Tony Award, "Topdog/Underdog" chronicles the adult lives of two African-American brothers, Lincoln and Booth, as they cope with women, work, poverty, gambling, racism, and their troubled upbringings. As they were deserted by their parents when they were youngsters, the brothers became dependent on each other. Lincoln, who had been an expert Three-card Monte player, lives with his younger brother, Booth, because his wife asked him to leave. He has taken a job as an Abraham Lincoln impersonator. Booth is trying to become a "card shark," but is not successful, and turns to shoplifting.
Both productions will take place in the Magnolia Pavilion's Black Box Theatre. Performances are free for BRCC students, faculty and staff; $10 for general admission; $8 for all other students. For more information, call or text (225) 362-7640, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.