Dorset Theatre Festival will present their fourth and final play of the 2013 summer season, Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris, as a co-production with Barrington Stage in Pittsfield, MA. The play will start its run at Dorset on August 15, and run through the 31 before moving on to the Berkshires where it will run from September 26 to October 13, 2013.
Clybourne Park is the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play which opened to great acclaim on Broadway last year, and was written in response to Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun. It portrays events which take place both before and after the events of the Hansberry play, as the residents of a Chicago neighborhood in transition are forced to confront their racial prejudices.
An important take on still-evolving conflicts, Clybourne Park is a provocative and wickedly funny play about race, real estate and American values. Act One takes place where the 1959 A Raisin in the Sun leaves off: with a white couple selling their home to a black family and causing uproar among their neighbors. Act Two takes place fifty years later with a black family selling the house to a white family who believe in urban gentrification – or do they? A not-to-be-missed play by one of America’s most original and scathingly honest voices.