Everyman Theatre (new location): - Suzan-Lori Parks; dir: Jennifer L. Nelson.
This electrifying drama about the gritty lives of two street-savvy hustlers resonated through the theatre world. The New York Times led the way, calling it "a thrilling comic drama….dazzlingly written!" Lincoln and Booth bear the weight of black history—and the names of white men, given to them by their father as a joke before he (like their mother) walked away. Left to their wiles and their bravado, the brothers never stop conning the suckers on the street and, ultimately, each other in this darkly funny hit about family grievances, wounds—and healing.