TONY AWARD AND PULITZER PRIZE WINNING “CLYBOURNE PARK”
CAPS OFF WILLIAM & MARY’S 2013-2014 SEASON
Completing its season of award winning plays, William & Mary Theatre will present Bruce Norris’ Tony Award, Olivier Award, and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park – a wickedly funny and fiercely provocative play about race, racism, racists and real estate. A tribute mash-up to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, playwright Bruce Norris sets Act One in 1959, as nervous white community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to Lena Younger, the African American matriarch in Hansberry’s masterpiece. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of white gentrification.
Honored, acclaimed and completely outrageous, Clybourne Park quickly became Broadway’s hottest ticket, having won nearly every honor the theatre has to give, including the Tony Award for Best Play, the Olivier Award, the Evening Standard Award and the Pulitzer Prize.
Directed by Associate Professor of Theatre and Africana Studies Francis Tanglao-Aguas, the production will be performed on April 10, 11, and 12 at 8pm, and April 13 at 2pm. The production team includes Josh Blum, a senior at the College, who designed the scenery as part of his honors thesis. Costume Design is by Professor Patricia Wesp. Professor Steve Hollliday is Lighting Designer. The cast features William and Mary’s next generation of actors such as Joseph Biagini, Hayley Daniels, Tess Higgins, Aidan Smith, Alivia Long, JP Walsh, Eric Valery, and Michael Woods. This play contains adult language.
Performances of Clybourne Park are April 10, 11, 12 at 8pm and April 13 at 2pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for students. For group rates (10 or more), please contact the box office. Tickets are on sale now by calling the W&M Box office at 757-221-2674 (Tues – Fri, 10am-2pm) or online anytime at http://www.wm.edu/boxoffice
Clybourne Park (April 10-13)
Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall
601 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185
which the release calls “a wickedly funny and fiercely provocative play about race, racism, racists and real estate.”
Photos: by Geoff Wade
1: Alivia Long, Tess Higgins in a scene from Clybourne Park
2: Alivia Long, Eric Valery, and Aidan Smith in a scene from Clybourne Park.