Acclaimed ‘Clybourne Park’ comes to Speakeasy

Courtesy Speakeasy Stage Company

BOSTON – From March 1-30, 2013, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston-area premiere of “Clybourne Park,” winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the 2011 Olivier Award for Best New Play, and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play.Park

Written by Bruce Norris, author of “The Pain and the Itch,” “The Unmentionables,” and “A Parallelogram,” “Clybourne Park” is a bold new work about race, real estate, and the volatile values of each.

Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play “A Raisin in the Sun” , this acclaimed work explodes in two outrageous acts set 50 years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home in a white community 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.

M. Bevin O’Gara, whose recent local credits include “You for Me for You,” “Love Person,” “Matt & Ben,” and “The Pain and the Itch,” will make her SpeakEasy directorial debut with the production.

Thomas Derrah, Michael Kaye, Marvelyn MacFarlane, Philana Mia, DeLance Minifee, Paula Plum, and Tim Spears make up the Boston premiere cast.

The design team includes Cristina Todesco (scenic); Mary Lauve (costumes); Deb Sullivan (lighting), Arshan Gailus (sound), and Lauren Duffy (props).

Adele Nadine Traub is the Production Stage Manager.

“Clybourne Park” will play for five weeks, from March 1 – 30, in the in the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street in Boston’s South End.

Tickets start at $25 with discounts for students, seniors and persons age 25 and under. For tickets or more information, the public is invited to call 617-933-8600 or visit www.speakeasystage.com.

 

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