Clybourne Park

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By Bruce Norris
Directed by Joel Greenberg

In association with Canadian Stage

April 2–28, 2012

Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs

In this hilariously unsettling comedy – inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 play A Raisin in the Sun – a battle over race and real estate rages across two generations in a suburban Chicago neighbourhood. With a modern twist on issues of race, class, property ownership and community, Clybourne Park offers a satirical look at demographics, history, home and heart.

After its February 2010 premiere at Playwrights Horizons in New York, followed by its January 2011 UK premiere at the Royal Court Theatre in London, Clybourne Park appeared in numerous top ten lists and won the 2010 London Evening Standard, 2010 Critics’ Circle and 2011 Olivier awards for Best New Play, as well as the 2011 South Bank Sky Arts Theatre Award. The Pulitzer board described it as, “a powerful work whose memorable characters speak in witty and perceptive ways to America’s sometimes toxic struggle with race and class consciousness.”

Studio 180’s production was the Canadian premiere of this internationally acclaimed work, and our fourth offering as part of the Berkeley Street Project initiative at Canadian Stage.

Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Dora Award Nomination: Outstanding Performance, Michael Healey

Beyond the Stage events
The Three Cities Within Toronto

April 2–28, 2012