Clybourne Park (2012)
by Bruce Norris
April 2 – 28, 2012
Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs
in association with Canadian Stage
Dora Award Nomination: OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE IN A PRINCIPAL ROLE (Michael Healey)
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 and 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
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.”
DIRECTED BY Joel Greenberg
FEATURING Audrey Dwyer, Michael Healey, Sterling Jarvis, Jeff Lillico, Mark McGrinder, Kimwun Perehinec & Maria Ricossa
ORIGINAL SCENERY & COSTUME DESIGN David Boechler
COSTUMES Michelle Bailey
SET Jung-Hye Kim
LIGHTING DESIGN Kimberly Purtell
SOUND DESIGN Lyon Smith
PROPS BY Mary Spyrakis & Vanessa Janiszewski
STAGE MANAGER Robert Harding
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER Laura Baxter
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Ray Strachan
PRODUCTION MANAGER Nathaniel Kennedy
Audience members who attended Clybourne Park in 2012 would have seen a lobby exhibit courtesy of Professor J. David Hulchanski from the University of Toronto. We hosted a landmark work revealing the growing disparity between rich and poor in our very own city – The Three Cities Within Toronto: Income Polarization Among Toronto’s Neighbourhoods, 1970–2005.