By Bruce Norris
Directed by Kurt Naebig

Pre-show discussion with director, actors and crew: Thursday, Sep. 8 at 6:45 – 7:15p
Post-show discussion with director and actors: Friday, Sep. 16

A Raisin in the Sun (1961) film screening and discussion:
Wednesday, Sept 14 at 7pm, The Playhouse Theatre

Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin In The Sun, Clybourne Park is a provocative comedy/drama set in the same house fifty years apart in the suburbs of Chicago. Act one takes place in 1959 when Russ and Bev are moving to the suburbs – selling their home to the neighborhood’s first black family. Act two is decades later when a young white couple buys the same property with plans to demolish and build a larger home. Now a predominately black community battles to protect the historic qualities of the community in the face of gentrification.

Run time approximately 2 hours, including a 15 minute intermission.

Note: this production contains mature themes and language. 

ASL performance: Thursday, Sept. 29, 8 p.m.

ASL interpreters will be located near the stage for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, seated in an area of the theater that gives the best sight lines to follow the interpretation and the action on stage. To access reserved seating in view of the interpreters for a signed performance, call the box office at 630.942.4000 or 630.858.9692 (TDD).

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