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The next production of Evanston’s Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, “Topdog/Underdog,” will be staged July 14-29 at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center.

The drama is a 2002 Pulitzer Prize-winning play that exposes the traps of being African American and male in the United States and the masks these men must wear to survive.

Brothers Lincoln and Booth are the cornerstones of the production, giving insight into the role of deception and betrayal in some black men’s lives.

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre is a City of Evanston-sponsored professional theatre with a commitment to diversity and creative excellence.

FJT’s Summertime Season features three plays and two concerts, as well as an end-of-season Wine & Dine Gala. 

Performances  of Topdog will take place on Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St.

Tickets and additional information are available online.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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