Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. presents Clybourne Park
An homage to Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 play A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park examines the evolution of a Chicago neighborhood over a 50-year time span.
Act One takes place in 1959, as white community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a Black family. Act Two is set in the same house in 2009, as the now predominantly African American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification. With the same cast appearing in both acts, Clybourne Park examines how people and places evolve over time and play different roles in society’s progress - or the hindrance thereof.
Originally staged Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in 2010, Clybourne Park is one of two plays to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and both the Olivier and Tony Awards for Best New Play.