August 7, 2019

Exploring Prejudice

Travis Raeburn and Nathaniel Ryan star in “Topdog/Underdog,” a play by Suzan-Lori Parks, ending Princeton Summer Theater’s 2019 season at Hamilton Murray Theater August 8-18. Though the text is not Princeton-specific, the production aims to bring its exploration of race and prejudice in contemporary America home to Mercer County by incorporating nods to Princeton’s historically African American Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood throughout the production design, such as a sign for John Street visible in an apartment window. The actors are shown in front of Maclean House, with a memorial to the 16 enslaved individuals who occupied the building when it was the official residence of the University president. Visit for tickets.