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Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris.

  • Jul 15, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Drama in two parts

Slashing the tires on the Welcome Wagon

New York Times

'Is this safe? rthe man asks as he guardedly takes a seat on a packing crate in the first act of "Clybourne Park", Bruce Norris's sharp-witted, sharp toothed comedy of American uneasyness.  Oh, foolish mortal. Of course it isn't safe. You might as well be running blindfolded through a minefield.

You're about to start talking about...  can I say the word?   Race.

 

It's been more than two years since Clybourne Park was first staged in New York off-Broadway .  .  and a lot has happened to his play .

 

The play has picked up a Pulitzer Prize and travelled all over the place. As for this country, well, just think of what it has heard since the winter of 2010. The divisive shouting over the killing of the African youth Trayvon Martin ; the horrified gasps over the charges that an American soldier massacred Afghan civilians; and the warm bath of applause that greeted the movie "The Help",  a sentimental   story of black domestic workers and their employers in the south.

Though these events were were all in the future when Clybourne Park was written I realized that this play probably  will be topical for many years to come. That's bad news for America, but good news for for theatergoers as Clybourne Park proves more vital and relevant as ever on a big Broadway stage.

 

 

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  • Michael

    Thanks to everyone for sharing in this challenging play. I really enjoyed it.

    July 16, 2013

  • Pat W.

    Brilliant piece of work.

    July 16, 2013

  • Clara

    Always entertaining

    July 16, 2013

  • Gill

    Sorry! Work has got in the way again . Have fun !

    July 15, 2013

  • Mark A.

    Can't make today as i only found out about the group today, but would very much like to attend next month.

    July 15, 2013

  • zee

    The show will have to go on without me....this time.

    July 11, 2013

  • Pat W.

    Sounds pretty interesting, look forward to being there.

    July 3, 2013

  • Michael

    We saw this at ACT, it will be interesting to see how it reads at the table.

    July 3, 2013

  • Kait

    Can't wait!

    July 3, 2013

  • Reba/earthseekinmama

    see you there!

    July 3, 2013

  • John C.

    Slashing the tires on the Welcome Wagon


    'Is this safe? rthe man asks as he guardedly takes a seat on a packing crate in the first act of "Clybourne Park", Bruce Norris's sharp-witted, sharp toothed comedy of American uneasyness. Oh, foolish mortal. Of course it isn't safe. You might as well be running blindfolded through a minefield.

    You're about to start talking about... can I say the word? Race. It's been more than two years since Clybourne Park was first staged in New York off-Broadway . . and a lot has happened to his play . The play has picked up a Pulitzer Prize and travelled all over the place. As for this country, well, just think of what it has heard since the winter of 2010. The divisive shouting over the killing of the African youth Trayvon Martin ;
    on a big Broadway stage.


    New York Times

    July 3, 2013

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