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Clybourne Park

Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre (Chicago, IL)

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36 ratings
4.7 average rating
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33 reviews
19 stars
attended Sep 08 2011

A wonderful play, funny and sad, touching, has a lot to say and says it well. The production was great, and the cast marvelous. Had a wonderful evening.

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7 reviews
9 stars
attended Nov 08 2011

Poignant, funny, real. Best acting, writing, directing.

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7 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 09 2011

So much fun. Three realtors.....really appreciated how far we've come. The set, casting and writing all well done. Started out slow, funny by the end of the first half and hysterical second half. A definite must see!

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4 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 10 2011

A mix of history, humor and race implications on neighborhoods without being offensive. Goes both ways over a 50 year period.

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3 reviews
8 stars
attended Nov 13 2011

Fabulous acting, direction and production values. Playwright Bruce Norris' best script to date--not sure it, as a Pulitzer-price winner, stacks up against Letts' August: Osage County, either dramatically or thematically. Personally, I found the...continued

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14 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 10 2011

This play observes the relationship of whites and African Americans as they establish their homes near each other in a fictional Chicago neighborhood. Humanity emerges from behind the stereotypes and cliches, as characters work through conflict...continued

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13 reviews
23 stars
attended Nov 11 2011

a very complex play, well acted, very interesting

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11 reviews
19 stars
attended Nov 12 2011

Clybourne Park is well performed and takes a look back and forward on the state of bias in America. A fan of A Raisin in Sun, I was worried that a modern rendition might not make the grade. I was very pleased and my concerns completely removed....continued

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10 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 09 2011

This is the best play I've seen at the Steppenwolf in a few years. The play itself was very well written and the cast had great timing and delivery. It brought up social issues of the past and present without being too heavy-handed. Well done!

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7 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 15 2011

Great acting and interesting premise, but fell a little short of all the hype it's receiving.

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7 reviews
13 stars
attended Sep 14 2011

great thought provoking play with incredible acting

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6 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 11 2011

Performances were excellent. Great cast. The play is well written (no wonder it won awards). Raises important questions and doesn't offer any simple solutions. If you remember Hansberry's Raisin in the Sun and want to see what another playwright...continued

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5 reviews
8 stars
attended Sep 11 2011

I go to the theater all the time, on my own, as a Saint and in my job as Program Director for the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Senior Center and this is one of the finest pieces I'v ever seen !

Thank you !

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 12 2011

Excellent Acting and enjoyed the discussion afterwards,

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 10 2011

It was a great performance.The writing was wonderful. I look forward to other performances at Steppenwolf. The set design was like sitting in the Cosby's livingroom. I highly recommend it. See it before it is gone.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 16 2011

Thought provoking play,especially for Chicagoans, very well presented.

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3 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 13 2011

Thought-provoking play. Wish I could have stayed for the post-performance discussion.

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 13 2011

Well written social commentary . Gave us an opportunity to laugh at our own asburities

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2 reviews
1 stars
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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 10 2011

This was clever, provocative, humorous and wonderful. I was reading and thinking about it well after the show and still am.

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