DateSep 2, 2012
WhereWalter Kerr Theatre
Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Clybourne Park plays its final performance at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre.
Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Parktells the story of two periods of transition in a suburban Chicago house. In act one, set in 1959, a Caucasian couple has sold the home to the neighborhood's first African-American family—much to the consternation of a rep from the local Rotary Club. In the second act, set in 2009, the house has been sold by a black family to a white couple who plan to tear it down and build a bigger home—much to the consternation of a rep from the now-integrated neighborhood association. The cast plays different roles in each of the play's two acts.