Clybourne Park | Aurora Theatre


<strong>Dates:</strong> October 2 through October 26, 2014
<strong>Performances:</strong> Thursday through Saturday 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2:30 p.m.
<strong>Tickets:</strong> $20 to $40. Box Office: 678-226-6222
<strong>Seating:</strong> Reserved

A satire loosely based on Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park surfaces callous issues regarding race, real estate and the volatile values of each that have brewed for more than half a century. As the 1959 homeowners Russ and Bev prepare to sell their home to the neighborhood’s first African-American family, their overtly racist neighbor Karl tries to persuade them otherwise. In an era where people normally hide their feelings, truth comes to light creating comically uncomfortable circumstances, especially for Bev’s African-American maid Francine and her quiet husband Albert. Flash forward 50 years to the same house, as the arrogant white male Steve and his wife Lindsey prepare to tear down the home to build a larger, more modern dwelling. With lawyers involved, the interested parties tiptoe through social politics, pitting race against real estate. The theatrical brilliance of revealing this house with a half-century of neglect in an instant, with the use of Aurora’s main curtain, makes it one of few theaters regionally capable of producing the time-altering show.

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