- Best New Play, Critics Circle Awards 2010
- Best New Play, Olivier Awards 2011
- Best Play, Evening Standard Awards 2010
- Best Play, Tony Awards
- Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 2011
An acerbically brilliant satire that explores the fault line between race and property.
In 1959, Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bed for a knock-down price, enabling the first black family to move into the neighbourhood and alarming the cosy white urbanites of Clybourne Park, Chicago.
In 2009 the same property is being bought by Lindsey and Steve, a young white couple, whose plan to raze the house and start again is met with a similar response. As the arguments rage and tensions rise, ghosts and racial resentments are once more uncovered...
Bruce Norris's play Clybourne Park was first performed at Playwrights Horizons, New York City, in February 2010. The play received its European premiere at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September 2010, transferring to Wyndham's Theatre in the West End in February 2011.
The play received numerous awards, including the London Evening Standard Award for Best Play, the Critics Circle Award for Best New Play, the Olivier Award for Best New Play, the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
'The funniest play of the year'Evening Standard
'Will make you cringe horribly even as you're cracking up with laughter'Time Out
'Amazing mixture of edgy humour and deeper feeling'Telegraph
'Stunningly well written'Whatsonstage.com
'Outrageously funny and squirm-inducing'Independent
27 Jan 2011Size: 198mm x 130mm
18 May 2015
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