Written by Bruce Norris

“Vital, sharp-witted and ferociously smart.” Clybourne Park explodes in two outrageous acts set fifty years apart. Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award for Best New Play — West Michigan Premiere.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Show Description

Clybourne Park explodes in two outrageous acts set 50 years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to an African American family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.

This wickedly funny and fiercely provocative play about race, real estate, and the volatile values of each won nearly every honor the theatre has to give, including the Tony Award, Olivier Award, the Evening Standard Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. Honored, acclaimed and completely outrageous, CLYBOURNE PARK quickly became Broadway’s hottest ticket.
A spin-off of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, this razor-sharp new satire takes a jab at race and real estate in a fictional Chicago neighborhood. The play begins in 1959 as a black family moves into a white enclave. Act Two takes us back to the same house in 2009 as gentrification sets in and the roles are reversed. One agile ensemble of actors play two sets of characters in the play The Washington Post deemed "one of its feistiest, funniest evenings in years." - See more at: http://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1112/CP/Synopsis#sthash.XjruwmeZ.dpuf

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