The Round House Theatre concludes its 2023-2024 season with Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning production “Topdog/Underdog,” written by Suzan-Lori Parks.

The production runs from May 29 to June 23.

This modern American classic, directed by Jamil Jude, explores the lives of two brothers who are bound together by their names, blood, and shared destiny. Black Out Night Round House has announced that a special Black Out performance of the production will take place on June 19.

A Black Out performance is designed to purposefully prioritize the needs of Black-identifying audience members to be seen and celebrated in theatrical spaces and to provide a supportive and safe space for Black-identifying theatergoers to experience a show made by Black artists in fellowship with each other.

Use code BLACKOUT to unlock seats online or by calling the box office at 240-644-1100.

鈥淲e鈥檙e thrilled to close the 2023-2024 season with Topdog/Underdog,鈥 said Artistic Director Ryan Rilette. 鈥淲ith the masterful storytelling of Suzan-Lori Parks, the brilliant direction of Jamil Jude, two of D.C.鈥檚 best actors, and a truly amazing team of designers, this revival of one of the most celebrated plays of the 21st century is sure to be a theatrical highlight of 2024.鈥

Tickets may be purchased by calling 240-644-1100 or ordering online at Round House Theatre is located at 4545 East-West Highway, one block from Wisconsin Avenue and the Bethesda station on Metro鈥檚 Red Line.

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  1. As a long-time theatergoer, I’m not sure why there is a need to have this play performed before a segregated audience. How is having diverse members of the audience of different races seen as a threat or problem? Since when do Black people who watch a play about Black people feel “unsafe” if there other other races in the audience? I never met any. This kind of effort just gives the theater a bad name. Just show the damn play and leave the audience alone.

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