The powerfully provocative Clybourne Park, the 2012 Tony Award winner for Best Play and 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, is the most talked-about show of the 2012 Broadway season and “the funniest play of the year” (London Evening Standard). Called “a spiky and insightful new comedy” by The New York Times and “completely audacious, ingenious entertainment” (Entertainment Weekly), and “superb, elegantly written, and hilarious” (The New Yorker), Bruce Norris’ Olivier Award winner for Best Play pits Race against Real Estate. Two different generations of characters delicately dance around social politics as a white community in the 1950s splinters over the black family about to move in, and the roles reverse 50 years later with the start of gentrification. The razor-sharp satire explores the evolution of racism and how the date on the calendar may change but perceptions may not.
Listen to Elizabeth Bunch and Philip Lehl discuss Clybourne Park on "The Front Row"
Houston Chronicle says:
"The most-acclaimed and prize-laden new play of the past few years, "Clybourne Park" lives up to its reputation in the Alley Theatre’s expert Houston premiere. An inspired piece of writing brilliantly realized in every respect, this is a major achievement for the company and must-see theater for all.
For audiences, "Clybourne Park" is a rewarding place to visit, with astute observations about society … sure to resonate for weeks with anyone who attends."
Director James Black shares his excitement about directing award-winning Clybourne Park
Houston Press Art Attack Blog, January 22, 2013
Bruce Norris talks about his new play
Morning Edition, NPR.org
Clybourne Park Sponsors:
Neuhaus Stage Season Sponsor: Randall H. Jamail
Associate Producer: Beth Madison