Playhouse on Park to Present CLYBOURNE PARK, 9/27-10/13
An off-shoot of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, this wickedly funny and frank play about territory won both the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play. Clybourne Park's two acts are set 50 years apart. Act One takes place in 1959 as nervous community leaders try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two 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 is directed by Stephen Hancock (Time Stands Still) and features Resident Company Members Michael Gravois (God of Carnage), Claire Kolheim (The Color Purple; In the Next Room), and Christopher Joel Onken (Red) with Mary Buchignani (Good People), John Maness (Race) and Jeramie L. Simmons (Race). Meredith Julian makes her Playhouse on the Square debut.
Clybourne Park runs September 27 - October 13 at Playhouse on the Square Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm. The Pay What You Can performance is Thursday, October 3 at 8pm. Playhouse on the Square is located at 66 S. Cooper Street. For more information or to make reservations, please call 901-726-4656 or purchase tickets online at playhouseonthesquare.org.