Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and London’s Olivier Award for Best Play, CLYBOURNE PARK is a wickedly funny play about race, real estate and American values. Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play A Raisin in the Sun, Norris’ widely-acclaimed work explodes in two outrageous acts set 50 years apart. Two different generations delicately dance around social politics as a white community in the 1950s splinters over the black family about to move in, and the roles reverse 50 years later with the rise of gentrification. The razor-sharp satire explores the evolution of racism and how the date on the calendar may change but perceptions may not.
“Brilliant...dangerous and provocative, but pulverizingly funny to boot” - Variety