UWF Theatre Department presents: Clybourne Park

Thursday, April 22, 2021
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM (CT)
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Jerre Brisky

The University of West Florida Department of Theatre presents "Clybourne Park" a play by Bruce Norris. Performances will be streamed April 22, 23 & May 1 at 7:30 p.m. and May 2 at 2:30 p.m. Performances are free, but reservations for a stream pass are required. Stream pass tickets are available at https://uwf.booktix.com.

Clybourne Park is a 2010 play by Bruce Norris written as a spin-off to Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun (1959). It portrays fictional events set during and after the Hansberry play, and is loosely based on historical events that took place in the city of Chicago. 

In 1959 white, middle-class Clybourne Park residents Russ and Bev, who lost their son Kenneth after his return home from the Korean War, are planning to sell their home when their neighbor, Karl, makes an unexpected visit to inform them that the family who is buying the house is black and that he is attempting to discourage the black family from moving into the neighborhood. In the same home, 50 years later, Clybourne Park has become a mostly black neighborhood. A white couple, Steve and Lindsey, are planning to buy the house, tear it down, and replace it with a new home, forcing a meeting to negotiate local housing regulations with Kevin and Lena, a black couple living in the area who have historic ties to the home.

Director Marci Duncan leads the creative team consisting of UWF students and alumni: Brittany Barton, set design; Anastasiia Sennikova, Act I costume design; Cole Hudson, Act II costume design; Joshua Heming, lighting design; Kaziyl Shouse, wig design; and, Eleni Demos ('20), choreographer. 

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