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Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
312-335-1650
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"Clybourne Park"
36 ratings
4.7 average rating
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142 events
37 reviews
27 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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5 reviews
20 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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17 reviews
29 stars
attended Nov 11 2011

a very complex play, well acted, very interesting

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Steppenwolf Theatre Company kicks off its 2011/12 season with Bruce Norris’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park directed by ensemble member Amy Morton and featuring ensemble member James Vincent Meredith with Karen Aldridge, Cliff Chamberlain, Stephanie Childers, Kirsten Fitzgerald, John Judd and Brendan Marshall-Rashid.  

On two separate afternoons, 50 years apart, a modest bungalow on Chicago’s northwest side becomes a contested site in the politics of race. September 1959: Russ and Bev are moving out to the suburbs. They’ve inadvertently sold the house to the neighborhood’s first black family and ignited a community showdown. September 2009: the neighborhood is ripe for gentrification and the house is again changing hands. This time to a young white couple with plans for demolition and a knack for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. In a provocative nod to A Raisin in the Sun, longtime Steppenwolf collaborator Bruce Norris takes a hilarious look at what happens when home becomes a battleground.

Bruce Norris won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Clybourne Park.  His other works at Steppenwolf include A Parallelogram, The Unmentionables, The Pain and the Itch, We All Went Down to Amsterdam, __Purple Heart and The Infidel__. An ensemble member since 1997, **Amy**** Morton**’s** **many Steppenwolf directing credits include__ American Buffalo__, Dublin Carol, The Weir, The Pillowman, __Love-Lies-Bleeding __(also Kennedy Center) and __Glengarry Glen Ross __(also Dublin and Toronto). 

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