10/6/2022, 10/7/2022, 10/8/2022, 10/9/2022
By Bruce Norris
Directed by Kurt Naebig
Presented by the Buffalo Theatre Ensemble
Pre-show discussion with director, actors and crew: Thursday, Sep. 8 at 6:45 – 7:15p
Post-show discussion with director, actors and crew: Friday, Sep. 16
Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin In The Sun, Clybourne Park is a provocative comedy/drama set in the same house fifty years apart in the suburbs of Chicago. Act one takes place in 1959 when Russ and Bev are moving to the suburbs – selling their home to the neighborhood’s first black family. Act two is decades later when a young white couple buys the same property with plans to demolish and build a larger home. Now a predominately black community battles to protect the historic qualities of the community in the face of gentrification.