Campus Activity: Clybourne Park


February 13, 2019    
7:30 pm-9:30 pm

Event Type

By Bruce Norris
Directed by Kenneth Elliott
Walter K. Gordon Theater

February 13-17, 2019
Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30; Sunday at 2:00

Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s classic A Raisin in the Sun, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play examines issues of race, class, and gentrification with crackling wit and unblinking candor. In Act I, set in 1959, an African-American family (the Youngers of Hansberry’s play) has purchased a house in Clybourne Park, an all-white suburban Chicago neighborhood. In Act II, fifty years later, a white family wants to move into the same house in what has become a predominantly black neighborhood. A community showdown takes place in both instances, pitting race against real estate with this home as the battleground. The New York Times called it, “ferociously smart,” and Variety raved, “Yes, it’s dangerous and provocative, but pulverizingly funny to boot!”