Dorset Theatre Festival Presents Regional Premiere of CLYBOURNE PARK, Now thru 8/31
Dorset Theatre Festival is thrilled to present their fourth and final play of the 2013 summer season, Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris, as a co-production with Barrington Stage in the Berkshires. The play will start its run at Dorset tonight, August 15th, and run through the 31st before moving on to Barrington in September.
Clybourne Park, a Tony award and Pulitzer Prize winning play which opened to great acclaim on Broadway last year, was written in response to Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun, and portrays events which take place both before and after the events of the Hansberry play, as the residents of a Chicago neighborhood in transition are forced to confront their racial prejudices.
The production will be directed by DTF resident director Giovanna Sardelli, recently featured in the NYTimes article "Meet the Directors" about influential female directors. Sardelli is known to local audiences for her productions of Good People, Deathtrap and Dial M for Murder. The design team will include scenery by Narelle Sissons, costumes by Barbara A. Bell, lighting by Michael Giannitti and sound by Ryan Rumery.
The stellar cast includes Carol Halstead, who performed on Broadway in Gore Vidal's The Best Man; Clea Alsip, recently seen in The Killing of Sister George opposite Kathleen Turner at Long Wharf Theatre; Kevin Crouch who performed in His Girl Friday at Connecticut Reperatory Theatre; Lynette R. Freeman who recently played Ruth in A Raisin in the Sun at the Arkansas Reperatory Theatre; Andy Lucien, recently seen in The Last Seder at Theater Three; Greg Jackson who co-wrote, co-directed and co-starred in the off-Broadway hit Duet!; and Remi Sandri, who starred in the east coast premiere production of The North Pool at Barrington Stage.
"We at DTF are proud to bring the best of Broadway to this region each summer. This play in particular represents modern American playwriting at its finest--a play that is both this entertaining and thought-provoking is a truly special opportunity for the festival and the community," says Artistic Director Dina Janis.
Clybourne Park runs tonight, August 15th through the 31st. Evening performances are Wednesday through Saturday (plus Tuesday, 8/27) at 8 pm. Matinees are Wednesdays and Sundays at 3 pm, with a special Saturday matinee on August 19 which is followed by a talk-back with the director and artistic director. For tickets call the box office at (802) 867-2223, or online at dorsettheatrefestival.org