One event on September 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm
“Clybourne Park” explores race relations in surprisingly funny ways.
Coastal Stage Productions, a top regionally traveling theatre company returns to area with the groundbreaking, Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize winning production Clybourne Park.
Clybourne Park is a fascinating, insightful, and often terrifically funny look at the way we talk about, or avoid talking about, race in America. When a white couple wants to buy a home in the gentrifying, all-black neighborhood of Clybourne Park, Chicago, they unknowingly reenact the same tense drama, and suppressed hostility that occurred fifty years earlier.
The play takes Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark drama A Raisin in the Sun as its jumping-off point. Act One opens in 1959, as a white couple sells their home to a black family, causing uproar in their middle-class neighborhood; Act Two finds the same house, in 2009, changing hands again. And, while the stakes have changed over the years, the debate remains strikingly similar as neighbors wage a hilarious and horrifying pitched battle over territory and legacy that reveals just how far our ideas about race and gentrification have evolved—or, have they?
Director Luke Cleveland reflected on the script. “It’s edgy, inflammatory, hilarious, contemporary, outrageous and frank—and ultimately, truly moving. It beats with a heart that is deeply human.” PG-13 for adult language.
Clybourne Park, will be presented at The James F Dean Theatre, 133 S. Main St., Summerville, SC. One weekend only – September 1 & 2 @ 8pm and Sunday, September 3 @ 3pm. A talk-back, Q&A session will be held after each performance.
General Admission tickets: Adults $25, Senior/Military/1st Responder $20, Student/Youth 18 & Under $15. Tickets: Box-Office or more information: 843-717-2175.