September 22nd – October 8th
Sponsored by Convergent Technologies and CertaPro Painters Greenville East
by Bruce Norris
Directed by Jay Briggs
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Clybourne Park spans two generations fifty years apart and is the perfect play for right now in Greenville. In 1959 (Act I), Russ and Bev are selling their two-bedroom at a bargain price, unknowingly to the first black family in the neighborhood, creating discontent among the white residents of Clybourne Park. In 2009 (Act II), the same property is being bought by a young white couple, whose plan to raze the house and start again is met with equal disapproval by the black residents of the soon-to-be-gentrified area. Are the issues the same, fifty years on? Borrowing characters and settings from Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, Bruce Norris’s excruciatingly funny and squirm-inducing satire explores the fault line between race and property.
Show contains adult language and themes.
Featuring Miranda Barnett, J. Richey Nash, Jennifer Webb, Brock Koonce, Jaryl Draper, Shea Stephens, and Malikah McHerrin-Cobb.
CLYBOURNE PARK is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.