Playwright Bruce Norris' clever and provocative comedy on race, class and real estate, Clybourne Park puts a new spin on Lorraine Hansberry's landmark A Raisin in the Sun, contrasting the same cultural issues in a northwest Chicago neighborhood 50 years apart. In 1959, a white couple sets off a community controversy when they inadvertently sell their bungalow to the area's first black family. Half a century later, gentrification issues arise when a black couple clashes with the white couple who want to buy and remodel the same house. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2010 and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park now comes to the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.
Approximate running time: 2 hours including a 15-minute intermission
Recommended for ages 16 and up due to some mature themes.
On Opening Night, Saturday, November 7, enjoy a post-show Afterglow reception with complimentary drinks and appetizers while meeting the cast. Complimentary with the purchase of a ticket for that evening’s performance.
Enjoy the Talk Back series led by Artistic Director Patrick Klein with Show Director Jeanie K. Smith and members of the cast following the performances on Thursdays, November 12 and 19. Complimentary with the purchase of a ticket for any performance during the run.