Milwaukee Event Calendar
Clybourne Park on Stage
Jan. 31, 2013 at Quadracci Powerhouse
Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, London’s Olivier Award for Best Play and nominated for the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park is a wickedly funny and fiercely provocative new play about the volatile combination of race and real estate.
Act One opens in 1959, as a white couple sells their home to a black family (the Younger family in A Raisin In the Sun), causing uproar in their middle-class neighborhood; Act Two finds the same house, in 2009, changing hands again. While the stakes have changed over the years, the debate remains similar as neighbors wage a hilarious and horrifying battle that reveals just how far our ideas about race and gentrification have evolved – or have they?Milwaukee Repertory Theater