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Clybourne Park is a play by American playwright Bruce Norris, better known in association with Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company. The play was created in response to another ply A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry the story of which revolves around the experiences of a black family in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago. Clybourne Park reflects upon fictional events taking place before and after Hansberry’s play, which are loosely connected to actual event. The show’s premiere was held in February 2010 in New York City at the Playwrights Horizon, with a second premiere in the United Kingdom at London’s Royal Court Theatre under the direction of Dominic Cooke. The play brings forth a rather modern twist on the problems of race and aspirations for life. Norris won the PulitzerPrizefor Drama on this play. Clybourne Park tickets are considered to be a must-have among ardent theatre goers.
The Off-Broadway premiere of Clybourne Park in 2010 was held at Playwrights Horizon beginning on 21st February, and ended after exactly one month. The show’s direction was under Pam MacKinnon, with a cast featuring Christina Kirk, Damon Gupton, Brendan Griffin, Crystal A. Dickinson, Jeremy Shamos, Annie Parisse and Frank Wood. The play’s UK premiere was held in August of the same year in London at the Royal Court Theatre under the direction of Dominic Cooke and featured a cast of Steffan Rhodri, Sam Spruell, Lucian Msamati, Michael Goldsmith, Sarah Goldberg, Lorna Brown, Martin Freeman and Sophie Thompson.
Clybourne Park was later transferred to the West End at Wyndham’s Theatre along with much of the same cast except Stephen Campbell Moore who replaced Martin Freeman and Stuart McQuarrie who replaced Steffan Rhodri. In late 2011, the play was being featured in residence in Rhode Island, alongside Trinity Repertory Company of Providence. Brian Mertes was the artistic director and the cast included Joe Wilson Jr., Tommy Dickie, Timothy Crowe, Anne Scurria, Mia Ellis, Rachael Warren, and Mauro Hantsman. The following year in April, the show was staged at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway, with previews starting from March for a limited engagement of sixteen weeks. The cast on Off-Broadway reprised the same roles.
The real life events that inspired Clybourne Park, occurred when Hansberry’s parents purchased a house in Washington Park in a white neighborhood, the ensuing events from which resulted in the development of a legal case. As of now the Hansberry family house, as it has come to be known, is a triple story house with red bricks that was bought in 1937, has been forwarded on the landmark status to the Committee of Chicago City Council for Historical Landmarks Preservation. When Norris won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama for this piece, the Prize committee described it was a most powerful work that has memorable characters with witty dialogues, which well projected the American issues regarding class consciousness and racial prejudice.
Clybourne Park has received a string of awards and honors since its debut including a Laurence OlivierAward in the category of Best New Play in 2011, and a Theatre World Award given to Crystal A. Dickinson in 2012. Moreover, in 2010 the play was nominated for a London Critics Circle in the category of Best New Play, an Evening Standard Theatre Award in the category of Best Play. Then in 2011 it received a nomination for South Bank Sky Arts in the category of Best Play yet again. The following year, it was nominated for four TonyAwards in the categories of Best Scenic Design of a Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Play in a Featured Role, Best New Play and Best Direction of a Play, with the two former nominations applying to scenery designer Daniel Ostling and actor Jeremy Shamos. Book cheap Clybourne Park tickets and be there to watch an award-winning, thought provoking show.
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