Frank Wood and Annie Parisse Lead Playwrights Horizons' CLYBOURNE; Complete Casting Announced
Directed by Pam MacKinnon (Peter and Jerry, The Four of Us, Occupant), the production will begin previews Friday, January 29, with an Opening Night set for Sunday, February 21 at 7PM at the theater company's Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). The limited engagement is currently scheduled to run through Sunday, March 7.
The cast will feature Tony Award winner Frank Wood (Side Man and August: Osage County on Broadway, The Wax at PH), Emmy Award nominee Annie Parisse (The Credeaux Canvas at PH, Becky Shaw at Second Stage, Prelude to a Kiss on Broadway, Assistant DA Alexandra Borgia on "Law & Order," Julia Lindsey Snyder on "As the World Turns"), Jeremy Shamos (100 Saints You Should Know and Miss Witherspoon at PH, Reckless and The Rivals on Broadway, Gutenberg! The Musical!), Crystal A. Dickinson (Ruined, Broke-ology), Brendan Griffin (world premiere of Itamar Moses's Back Back Back at The Old Globe), Damon Gupton (Inked Baby at PH) and Christina Kirk (God's Ear at The Vineyard, Suitcase and [sic] at Soho Rep).
CLYBOURNE PARK will be Mr. Norris' first play to have its World Premiere in New York. While Playwrights Horizons presented his first New York premiere with The Pain and the Itch in 2006, his previous five plays all had their World Premieres at Steppenwolf Theatre.
In 1959, a white family moves out. In 2009, a white family moves in. In the intervening years, change overtakes a neighborhood, along with attitudes, inhabitants and property values. Loosely inspired by Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, this pitch-black comedy from Bruce Norris takes on the specter
of gentrification in one of America's most recognizable communities - leaving no stone unturned in the process. The production will feature scenic design by Dan Ostling, costume design by Ilona Somogyi, lighting design by Allen Lee Hughes and sound design by John Gromada. Production Stage Manager is Carol A. Clark.