Photo Flash: First Look at Good Theater's CLYBOURNE PARK, Beg. Tonight
Good Theater kicks off its 12th season with the 2012 Tony Award winning Best Play CLYBOURNE PARK by Bruce Norris, playing tonight, October 2-27, at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
CLYBOURNE PARK also won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama along with London's Olivier Award for Best Play. CLYBOURNE PARK is written in response to Lorraine Hansberry's award winning play A Raisin in the Sun (1959); it portrays fictional events set before and after the Hansberry play and is loosely based on historical events based in the city of Chicago. It premiered in February 2010 at Playwrights Horizons in New York.
The Good Theater production stars Good Theater favorites Stephen Underwood, Amy Roche and Mark Rubin and Noelle LuSane who made her Good Theater debut in last season's Good People,. Newcomers to Good Theater Lucas O'Neill, Bari Robinson, and local Equity actress, Sally Wood also star in this seven actor dramatic comedy. Brian P. Allen, Good Theater's Artistic Director, directs the production. The complicated set design is by Stephen Underwood, with costume design by Justin Cote and lighting design by Iain Odlin. Craig Robinson serves as the assistant technical director and Justin Cote is the production stage manager.
CLYBOURNE PARK explodes in two outrageous acts set fifty years apart. Act 1 takes place in 1959, as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act 2 is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.
CLYBOURNE PARK plays Wednesdays 7:00* ($20), Thursdays 7:00 ($20), Fridays 7:30 ($25), Saturday 3:00* ($25), Saturday 7:30 ($28), Sundays 2:00 ($28). *Wednesdays 10/2 & 10/9, Saturdays 3:00 10/19 & 10/26.
Photos by Stephen Underwood and Craig Robinson, courtesy of Good Theater.
Francine on the telephone, played by Noelle LuSane
Jim peeking in the door, played by Lucas O'Neil
Dan (Stephen Underwood) being confronted by Kevin (Bari Robinson) and Steve (Mark Rubin)
Karl (Mark Rubin) calling for help as Russ (Stephen Underwood) confronts Jim (Lucas O'Neil)
Lena (Noelle LuSane), Kevin (Bari Robinson), Kathy (Amy Roche), Steve (Mark Rubin), Lindsey (Sally Wood) and Tom (Lucas O'Neil)
Lena (Noelle LuSane), Kevin (Bari Robinson) and Tom (Lucas O'Neil)
Lena (Noelle LuSane) and Kevin (Bari Robinson)