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Click here to post your opportunity. They receive a visit from their local clergyman, Jim, as well as their neighbor Karl and his deaf, pregnant wife Betsy.

In the intervening fifty years, Clybourne Park has become an all-black neighborhood, which is now gentrifying. Read More actors, singers, dancers Performer.

Awards for Clybourne Park. Read More dancers Performer. The first scene takes place before and the second scene takes place after the events of A Raisin in the Sun. As fighting erupts and the two couples turn on each other and themselves, Dan opens the trunk and finds Kenneth’s suicide note.

Lorraine Hansberry ‘s A Raisin in the Sun. Mostly male cast Includes adult, late teen, young adult characters.

Clybourne Park : Synopsis

Response to A Raisin in the Sun. In both instances, a community showdown takes place, pitting race against real estate with this home as the battleground. Clybourne Park Hansberry v. Jan 4 – Jan LeeU. Featured Jobs Near You. Hansberry’s parents bought a house in the white neighborhood of Washington Parkan action that resulted in a legal case Hansberry v.

A white couple, Steve and Lindsay played by the same actors who played Karl and Betsy in Act Iare seeking to buy, raze and rebuild the house at a larger scale, and are being forced to negotiate local housing regulations with a black couple, Kevin and Lena played by the same actors as Francine and Albertwho represent the housing board. Retrieved May 2, A cordial discussion of housing codes soon degenerates into one of racial issues, instigated by a concerned Steve, who feels that the mask of “political correctness” is allowing for a more subtle kind of prejudice against them.


Want to see your job listed here? Steve and Lindsay’s lawyer, Kathy played by Bev is revealed to be the daughter of Karl and his deaf wife, Betsy, and mentions that her family moved out of the neighborhood around the time of her birth.

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This page was last plzy on 17 Octoberat It portrays fictional events set before and after the Hansberry play, and is loosely based on historical events that took place in the city of Chicago.

The New York Times. National Unified Auditions New York. The discussion is interrupted several times by Dan played by Russa workman who has found Kenneth’s army trunk buried in the back yard.

Clybourne Park

The Department of Theatre seeks students interested in studying acting, directing, scene design He claims to be dressing for a job interview, though it is clear that he is in the act of writing his suicide note.

The Off-Broadway cast reprised their roles. It becomes apparent that the black family moving in are the Youngers, the protagonists of A Raisin in the Sunand the neighbor is Karl Lindner, the minor character from that play who attempted to bribe the Youngers into abandoning their plans to move into the neighborhood.

The action is xlybourne place approximately an hour following Karl Lindner’s departure from the Youngers’ Hamilton Park residence, where they have rejected his bribery attempt. Gain full access to show guides, character breakdowns, auditions, monologues and more!

Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Guilt and hypocrisy in a racially changing neighborhood”The Philadelphia InquirerFebruary 3, As arguments ensue about the potential problems of integrating the neighborhood, both couples awkwardly call on Russ and Bev’s black housekeeper and her husband, Francine and Albert, to express their opposing views. In a short coda, we see Bev back incatching her son awake late at night, dressed in his army uniform.


Leaving him to tend to the house, Bev observes that “I really believe things are about to change for the ;ark. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Half-Price Plqy Hot Sellers. A Parable Rabbit Hole August: The play opened on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre on April 19, in previews starting March 26, for a week limited engagement. Oregon Ballet Theatre is seeking professional classical dancers to fill positions at all levels Current Shows Archived at the Wayback Machine.

Tony Award for Best Play. This is a bitter satire that makes us laugh while it indicts us.

The alternating disgust and dismissal that follows reveals resentments from both parties, and several awkward comments lead to Steve being goaded into telling a racist, homophobic joke that offends both Kevin and the other lawyer, Tom played by Jimwho is gay. Karl informs them that the family buying their house is black, and pleads with Russ to back out of the deal, for fear that falling area property values will drive the Lindners’ neighbors away and isolate them if black residents move in.

This page is only accessible by StageAgent Pro members. By clybokrne this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Ppark. Guide written by Avital Shira. Fifty years later inthe roles are reversed when a young white couple buys the lot in what is now a predominantly black neighborhood, signaling a new wave of gentrification.

Lena is related to the Younger family and named after matriarch Lena Youngerand is unwilling to have the house torn down. InRuss and Bev are moving out to the clyboune after the tragic death of their plah. Even before the play premiered on Broadway, it had several notable productions in regional theatres: See all upcoming theatre performances.