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Written by Bruce Norris, this sharply funny triple prize-winner is about race, real estate, and the difficulties of creating a community.
PITTSBURGH (March 27, 2013) Pittsburgh Public Theater’s MADE IN AMERICA season continues with Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, Britain’s Olivier Award, and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play. It is directed by Pamela Berlin, who was at The Public last season to direct Red. Clybourne Park runs April 18 – May 19, 2013 at the O’Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater’s home in the heart of Downtown’s Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit ppt.org.
Clybourne Park is set in a Chicago house at 406 Clybourne Street in two separate years: 1959 and 2009. It is the same house that was featured in Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 landmark drama about race and real estate, A Raisin in the Sun. In Act I of Norris’ play, a man named Karl Lindner (who first appeared in A Raisin in the Sun) tries to convince the white owners of 406 Clybourne Street not to sell their home to a black family. In Act II, it’s 50 years later and the neighborhood is now a black community. When a white family buys 406 Clybourne Street and intends to tear it down and rebuild a larger home on the property, a black couple from the local owner’s association challenges the architectural integrity of their plans.
|Playwright Bruce Norris|
Critics and audiences from Broadway to London’s West End have made Norris’ audacious play a hit. “Norris stews his characters, both black and white, in their own neurotic juices, making terrific comedy out of his clinical dissection of hypocrisy,” said The New Yorker. “Hilariously unrepentant observations about life,” said Newsday. “Unapologetically entertaining, deeply satisfying serious comedy,” said Vogue.
The same seven actors play different characters in each act. The cast includes: Brad Bellamy, Bjorn DuPaty, Megan Hill, Tim McGeever, Jared McGuire, Chandra Thomas, and Lynne Wintersteller.
The design team for Pittsburgh Public Theater’s production of Clybourne Park is Michael Schweikardt (Scenic), Suzanne Chesney (Costumes), John Lasiter (Lighting), and Zach Moore (Sound). Casting is by McCorkle Casting. Fred Noel is the Production Stage Manager; Christine Schott is the Assistant Stage Manager.
Clybourne Park is recommended for mature audiences.
Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents
April 18 – May 19, 2013
Tues. at 7 pm; Wed. thru Sat. at 8 pm (except Wed., May 1)
Sat. at 2 pm (except April 20 & 27) also 2 pm on Thurs., May 16
Sun. at 2 & 7 pm (except Sun., May 19 when then final performance is at 2 pm)
Press Night is Thurs., April 25. Opening Night is Fri., April 26
Ticket Prices: $29 to $60. Students and age 26 and younger $15.75 with valid ID.
For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit ppt.org
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