by Bruce Norris
Rated R: this play contains strong language and contains the mention of suicide.
November 10 & 17 @ 7:30 pm
November 11, 12, 18 & 19 @ 8:00 pm
November 13 & 20 @ 2:30 pm
2751 Civic Circle Amarillo, Texas 79109
Box office phone: 806-355-9991
A wickedly funny and fiercely provocative play about race, real estate and the volatile values of each.
On two separate afternoons, 50 years apart, a modest bungalow on Chicago’s northwest side becomes a contested site in the politics of race. September 1959: Russ and Bev are moving out to the suburbs. They’ve inadvertently sold the house to the neighborhood’s first black family and ignited a community showdown. September 2009: the neighborhood is ripe for gentrification and the house is again changing hands. This time to a young white couple with plans for demolition and a knack for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Norris takes a look at what happens when home becomes a battleground.
Clybourne Park assembled an amazing cast of seven that appear in both acts as different characters. These characters have connections between both time periods, fully explored by the cast which includds Shad Tyra as Russ/Dan, Jenny Whisenhunt as Bev/Kathy, Jay Hayes as Francine/Lena, Brooks Boyett as Jim/Tom, Zach Oehm as Karl/Steve, Lily Green as Betsy/Lindsey and Brandon Graves as Albert/Kevin. This critically acclaimed play was directed by Stephen Crandall with Krystal Burns serving as Assistant Director and Kissey Cummings as Production Assistant.
Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park is a razor sharp comedy that explores the fertile ground of race and real estate in America and articulates brilliantly, wittily and painfully our inability to talk about race. Clybourne Park made its regional premiere at our ALT Adventure Space and was heralded as the most highly acclaimed new play ALT produced this season.
PRODUCTION FUNDING GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY
- Pattilou Dawkins/Wolflin Mortgage
- Drs. Avery Rush & Dana Cavazos-Rush
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