Clybourne ParkBack to Current Season
30 Union Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
By Bruce Norris
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli (BSC’s Muckrakers, The North Pool, Lord of the Flies)
A co-production with Dorset Theatre Festival in Dorset, VT, Dina Janis, Artistic Director.
Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park is a provocative and wickedly funny play about race, real estate and American values. Act One takes place where the 1959 A Raisin in the Sun leaves off: with a white couple selling their home to a black family and causing uproar among their neighbors. Act Two takes place fifty years later with a black family selling the house to a white family who believe in urban gentrification – or do they? A not-to-be-missed play by one of America’s most original and scathingly honest voices.
WINNER! 2012 Tony Award for Best Play
WINNER! 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
The Critics Rave about Clybourne Park!
“glorious and beautiful and heartbreaking…In the end, the playwright and his characters all have so much to say and yet so little time to listen. This is Clybourne Park.” ~In the Spotlight
“Bruce Norris’ extraordinary, deeply unsettling play, Clybourne Park…is being given an expertly acted, richly textured production…It is as funny as it is poignant and unrelenting.” ~The Berkshire Eagle
“The genius of the work is that often you laugh when your conscience tells you you should be cringing…The cast is uniformly excellent…There is so much humor in the play you might call it a comedy, except the main issue of racism is still with us and that’s nothing to laugh about.” ~The Troy Record
“brimming with controversy, drama and humor… Laughter abounds…This production is much sharper and darker than the original Broadway version…” ~CurtainUp
“Bruce Norris’ extraordinary, deeply unsettling play Clybourne Park…is being given an expertly acted, richly textured production…It is as funny as it is poignant and unrelenting…” ~The Berkshire Eagle
“marvelous…under [Director Giovanna Sardelli’s] sure hand, the production is riveting in its storytelling…one of the most entertaining yet troubling plays ever written for the American stage” ~BroadwayWorld
“Clybourne Park will stick with you…Norris has fashioned a script that will have you talking about it long after you’ve left the theater” ~Schenectady Gazette
“It’s about as daring a play as I have ever seen, a searing evening of theatre that lingers long after the final curtain…” ~Berkshire On Stage
“For an entertaining and sobering look at how America has changed–or not changed–over the past 50 years, you can’t do any better than the impeccable production of Bruce Norris’s Pulitzer Prize winning play…this co-production with the Dorset Theatre Festival captures all of the humor and heartbreak of Norris’ play” ~Hartford/Springfield Examiner
“It’s a play that crackles with reality…always thought provoking…Director Giovanna Sardelli moves the play along at full throttle with a superb bunch of actors…” ~WBRK Radio
“at once heartbreaking and hilarious…This was a disturbing, funny production, words I never thought could go together.” ~Albany Times Union
“You don’t have to remember ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ to be startled, disturbed and thoroughly entertained by this play that weaves together race and real estate, two of our nation’s most primal and personal obsessions.” ~Rural Intelligence
Join the cast for a free talk-back after the Sunday, October 13 3pm performance.
Lynnette R. Freeman
Barbara A. Bell
Marjorie Ann Wood
Clybourne Park contains strong adult language. Recommended for ages 14 and up.
Matinees for student groups are also planned for this production. For more information, please contact Janie LaBrasca at 413-499-5446 or firstname.lastname@example.org.