CLYBOURNE PARK to Open 4/17 at City Theatre

St. Petersburg City Theatre continues its 90th Mainstage Season, presented by Raymond James, with the Tony Award and Pulitzer-Prize winning CLYBOURNE PARK, written by Bruce Norris. Opening night is April 17, 2015 and the production runs through May 3, 2015. There is a talk-back planned on April 19 following the performance.

Directed by Keven Renken, CLYBOURNE PARK takes a provocative look at issues of race, housing, and aspirations for a better life in two acts set fifty years apart, with the same cast playing two different sets of characters. Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and 2012 Tony Winner for Best Play, CLYBOURNE PARK explores the history of the house bought by the Younger family in Lorraine Hansberry's American classic A RAISIN IN THE SUN. Two different generations of characters delicately dance around social politics as a white community in 1959 splinters over the black family about to move in, and the roles reverse 50 years later with the start of gentrification. This timely, razor-sharp satire explores the evolution of racism and how the date on the calendar may change but perceptions may not.

CLYBOURNE PARK is recommended for mature audiences due to racially-charged language. Contains mature language and themes.

Friday & Saturday evenings at 8pm; Sunday matinees at 2pm. Lobby will open 1 hour prior to the show, with doors to the audience chamber opening 30 minutes prior to the show. Tickets are $22 for adults; $10 for students with student I.D. Full price tickets ($24) may be purchased by phone or in person at our Box Office, or online at www.spcitytheatre.org. Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Please call the Box Office to inquire about group discounts or student tickets at 727-866-1973. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10am-4pm. The theatre is located just off I-275 at 4025 31st. St. South, St. Petersburg, 33712.

St. Petersburg City Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Located in south St. Pete, City Theatre is celebrating its 90th season of providing quality entertainment, and is still setting the bar for live community theatre excellence. The theatre is committed to keeping theatre and theatre arts education alive and in the community. In addition to mainstage productions, City Theatre offers arts education year-round through its education programs and summer camps for ages 4-17. City Theatre's Mainstage Season Sponsor is Raymond James Financial.

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