Tag Archives: Bruce Norris

CLYBOURNE PARK: exceptional actors exceed the exhausting demands of their roles

THE 5 & DIME THEATRE COMPANY REVIEW Jacksonville’s opened “Clybourne Park,” written by , on July 31, 2015 at . The play, which received the 2011 for Drama and a 2012 Tony for Best Play, will continue for three more performances during August 7 – 9. If you plan on going, we recommend ordering tickets at www.The5andDime.org, since the first weekend sold out. The website also offers tickets for a brunch/dinner option at the Cummer Café before the show. If the title sounds familiar, you may recall ’s Tony-nominated play “A Raisin in the Sun,” in which a widowed African-American …

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THEATRE REVIEW: “Clybourne Park”

St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre opened one of the hottest plays now on stage in the USA with “Clybourne Park,” by Bruce Norris. The play won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony for Best Play. Norris has based the framework of the story on “,” by . Hansberry’s 1959 classic was made into an 1961 movie. The play was revived in the Jacksonville area last year by Stage Aurora, and on Broadway with Denzel Washington. In Hansberry’s play, Lena Younger, a widowed African-American, purchases a home for her family in Clybourne Park, a white Chicago neighborhood. Karl …

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