Clybourne Park was written as a companion piece to A Raisin in the Sun. It is a savagely funny and ferociously smart play that won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play. Set in Chicago, the play explodes in two biting and satiric acts, 50 years apart. Act I takes place in 1959, as nervous white community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a middle-class home to a black family. Act II jumps to 2009, in the same house, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of urban renewal by a Caucasian couple. This topical, insightful, and relevant play about racial discord, civic engagement, and foibles of miscommunication contains adult situations and language, and is not appropriate for children.
There will be a champagne and dessert reception between 7:00-7:30pm for subscribers and members attending the May 14 performance.