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2016
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016
Live at Beacon Theatre

Clybourne Park — Nominee for Best Play

Opened:
April 19, 2012

Author:
Bruce Norris

The Story:
In act one, set in 1959, a white couple is selling their home in a suburban Chicago neighborhood, and neighbors are dismayed to learn that the buyers are African-American. In act two, set in 2009, the same house is being sold by an African-American couple to a white couple, leading to disagreements over gentrification and respect for the character of the neighborhood.

Based On:
Clybourne Park is inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun and the white character, Karl Lindner, who offers to buy out the Younger family so that they don't move from the South Side of Chicago into a white neighborhood.

Show History:
Clybourne Park premiered off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in 2010. The entire off-Broadway cast reunited in January 2012 for a run at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles before opening on Broadway.

Producers:
Jujamcyn Theaters, Jane Bergère, Roger Berlind/Quintet Productions, Eric Falkenstein/Dan Frishwasser, Ruth Hendel/Harris Karma Productions, JTG Theatricals, Daryl Roth, Jon B. Platt, Center Theatre Group, Lincoln Center Theater, Playwrights Horizons

Other Honors:
—2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Production of a Play

Fun Fact:
Playwright Bruce Norris was first inspired to write a play using A Raisin in the Sun as a starting point when he was performing at Williamstown Theatre Festival. He was acting in John Guare's Chaucer in Rome, a play that spans 30 years, and living down the hall in his dorm from Viola Davis, who was doing A Raisin in the Sun.

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