Clybourne Park … why does that name seem so familiar? Oh, yes! The neighborhood in the classic A Raisin in the Sun, riven by tension in 1959 when the first African-American family moves in. This is the other side of that story. Rendered in two outrageous acts set 50 years apart, it’s a wickedly funny, Tony Award®- and Pulitzer Prize-winning examination of race, real estate, and the volatile values of each. Contains adult themes and strong language. Recommended for ages 14 and above.
Clybourne Park is performed in rotating rep with A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry's unflinching vision of what happens to people whose dreams are constantly deferred. Set in the same house 50 years apart, the two plays share the same set and several of the cast members appear in both productions.
Seeing both plays provides a unique opportunity to compare and contrast ideas about race, equality and the American dream. You can even see both plays on special same-day performances October 5, 13, 19, 26 and 27.
|Before the play, join us for a free 30-minute informative talk designed
to enhance your play-going experience. Given one hour before every performance, a member of the cast or artistic staff will share details about the play’s origins and context, as well as insight into the
creative process behind the production.
|After the play, stick around for a free, brief, post-show conversation with a cast member from the show. Engage with the artists, learn
about the production, and share your insights about the play in
a lively discussion.
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