CLYBOURNE PARK – Marcel Jeannin
MARCEL JEANNIN is KARL & STEVE in CLYBOURNE PARK.
Directed by ELLEN DAVID
Written by BRUCE NORRIS
From April 4th to April 30th
Production of Centaur Theatre Company
Property, privilege and provocation…
What happens when the dream explodes?
Travel back in time to Chicago, 1959, to an all-white, middle class neighbourhood. Spinning off of Lorraine Hansberry’s seminal play A Raisin in the Sun, Bev and Russ have sold their house to a black family, upsetting the ‘social order’ and creating havoc among their friends. Act II fast-forwards to 2009 and the tables are turned when a white couple’s attempt to buy and tear down the same house – now in an all-black neighbourhood – is met with equal opposition. Bruce Norris looks at prejudice, property, and political correctness, then and now, in a blisteringly funny satire.
(Credit: Centaur Theatre Company)
(Credit photos: Centaur Theatre Company)