Clybourne Park, a play by writer/actor Bruce Norris, will be playing at the Caldwell Theater in Boca Raton from now until February 2. The play is in response to Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun”, a story which follows the experience of a black family’s move from the south side of Chicago to Clybourne Park, an entirely white neighborhood.
“Act I opens in 1959, as a white couple sells their home to a black family, causing uproar in their middle-class Chicago neighborhood. Act II transports us to the same house in 2009, when the stakes are different, but the debate is strikingly familiar. Adamant provocateur Bruce Norris launches his characters into lightning-quick repartee as they scramble for control of the situation, revealing how we can—and can’t—distance ourselves from the stories that linger in our houses.”
“Clybourne Park is a thought provoking play about race, community, change, and things that have not changed. We begin in the living room of a home for sale outside of Chicago in 1959 and conclude in the same living room 50 years later, 2009. Though provocative, and definitely not politically correct in terms of dialogue or subject matter, Clybourne Park is both extremely funny and intellectually rich. Enter the issue of race, both sides, black and white actually, and mix in differing opinions of community, progress and trying to adhere to political correctness…or not! ”
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