Clybourne Park - A Race and Real Estate Comedy from A.C.T.
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The last date listed for Clybourne Park was Sunday February 20, 2011 / 7:00pm.
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In this modern masterwork -- critically praised as a unique mix of Oscar Wilde and Bertolt Brecht -- the great Irish writer George Bernard Shaw pits a military industrialist against his crusading daughter. She's a Salvation Army major; he's an arms manufacturer and whiskey distiller -- on certain issues, they could not disagree more. But when he begins donating money to her organization, matters come to a head as the characters grapple with questions of business, faith, family and philanthropy. After 16 years, A.C.T. brings Shaw back to the stage with this co-production with Theatre Calgary, one of A.C.T.'s favorite Canadian collaborators, featuring an international cast of Canadian and American actors. Learn More
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Featured review from Barry R.
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Fantastic acting, set, script and direction and all in the first preview! If you have hearing problems definitely get the amplifier. I was in row M (towards the back) and could hear almost every word fine except when the audience was really laughing!
Quotes & Highlights
- "A spiky and damningly insightful new comedy" —The New York Times
- "Completely audacious, architecturally ingenious entertainment" —Entertainment Weekly
- "Outrageously funny and squirm-inducing" —The Independent (London)
- "A lively, darkly humorous affair . . . remarkably perceptive, hilarious, and surprisingly poignant" —Associated Press
- "[A] buzz-saw sharp new comedy . . . of inadvertent bad manners" —The Washington Post
- "Superb, elegantly written, and hilarious" —The New Yorker
- "The funniest play of the year" —London Evening Standar
- "Genius" —The Times of London
Home is where the heart—and history—is in Clybourne Park, a new comedy that cleverly spins the events of A Raisin in the Sun to tell an unforgettable new story about race and real estate in America. Act I opens in 1959, as a white couple sells their home to a black family, causing uproar in their middle-class Chicago neighborhood. Act II transports us to the same house in 2009, when the stakes are different, but the debate is strikingly familiar. Adamant provocateur Bruce Norris launches his characters into lightning-quick repartee as they scramble for control of the situation, revealing how we can -- and can't -- distance ourselves from the stories that linger in our houses.