Theater Communications Group, New York, 2001
This Pulitzer prize-winning play is the story of two brothers named by their father Lincoln and Booth. The names were supposed to be funny.
It is a wrenching story of how these two, with a difficult shared history, try to live together, making every effort to survive and rise above poverty. Parks constantly demands that we pay attention to the opposites, older/younger, smarter/slower, black/white, mythic history/present reality. She asks if there is ever a place of meeting, of balance. It is a difficult story, intense and very dark.
Reading this play reminded me of how much I love live theater.
I want to thank Vasilly for bringing this to my attention. I had wanted to see the local production and missed it.