A wickedly funny and fiercely provocative play about the volatile combination of race and real estate. In Act One it’s 1959, and a white couple sells their home to the Younger family of A Raisin in the Sun, causing an uproar in their all-white neighborhood. Fast forward 50 years in Act Two and the same house is bought by a white couple with plans for gentrification – and a knack for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. While the stakes have changed, the debate remains as neighbors reveal just how far ideas about race have evolved…or have they?
By: Bruce Norris
Director: Mark Cuddy
Scenic and Costume Designer: G.W. Mercier
Lighting Designer: Anne Wrightson
Sound Designer: Lindsay Jones
Dramaturg: Jenni Werner
Co-produced with Cleveland Play House
Run Time: 2 hrs, 5 min including intermission
Age Recommendation: 13+
WARNING: Strong language and mature subject matter.
Approaching contemporary issues of race, class and community through the form of satire is complicated and intentionally provocative. Clybourne Park encourages audience members to question societal attitudes and examine their own positions and actions through a style of humor that can be both unsettling and uncomfortable.
Geva offers sign interpretation, audio description and open captioning at select performances. For a list of dates this season, please click here.
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