By BRUCE NORRIS
Directed by EDWARD SOBEL
On the Arcadia Stage January 26 - March 25, 2012EXTENDED!
Clybourne Park tells the story of a house,
a neighborhood and the people who have come and gone over five decades. This daring comedy, leasing characters and property from the 1959 classic A Raisin in the Sun, unearths that gentrification is not just black and white.
Recommended for 9th grade and older. Contains adult language and themes including occasional profanity. Controversial ideas about race and class are explicitly discussed.
2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Olivier Award for Best New Play
Critics Circle Theatre Award for Best New Play
Photos by Mark Garvin
"A remarkably skillful cast directed by Edward Sobel creates characters that flirt with stereotypes, but become real and believable...This is a
bitter satire that makes us laugh while it indicts us." –Philadelphia Inquirer [Read More]
"Philadelphia audiences can see Clybourne right here at the Arden in a superlative production likely to equal any to come… a vibrant testimonial to the continuing health of our American theatre." –City Paper [Read More]
"This is genuine drama, with laughs as a bonus… abrasively provocative"
–Broad Street Review [Read More]
"Very funny and darkly entertaining."
"Act one is filled with sly satire and some stirring dramatic segments, while act two turns surprisingly funny. Under Edward Sobel's taut direction, Clybourne Park isn't boring for a moment. And the seven-member cast shows its versatility by playing vastly different roles in each of the acts." –Talkin' Broadway [Read More]
"Scathing and Brilliant…rife with smart commentary while remaining wildly entertaining throughout." –EDGE Philadelphia [Read More]
In the News–
Broadway bound, but stopping in Philly first
"Clybourne Park, a provocative and funny play about the way people discuss race - has become a magical stage property, its rapid trajectory unstoppable.” –Philadelphia Inquirer [Read More]
'Clybourne Park' probes issues of gentrification, community and family –The Intelligencer [Read More]