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Clybourne Park



January 22, 2014 - February 09, 2014

Written by Bruce Norris
Directed by Cliff Fannin Baker

A BLACK (AND WHITE) COMEDY

Contains adult language

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE AND TONY AWARD FOR BEST PLAY




LeeAnne Hutchison, Jason O'Connell, Lawrence Evans, Shaleah Adkisson. Photo by John David Pittman.

“A quick-witted, strong, ferociously sharp play...every city has a Clybourne Park.” – The New York Times 

Clybourne Park
 is a bitingly funny and fiercely provocative play about the volatile combination of race and real estate. 
“This play about neighborhood and identity is immediately relevant to all our lives today,” says Bob Hupp. “I never thought real estate could be the subject of life changing drama, but after seeing Clybourne Park a few years ago, I knew it belonged on The Rep stage.”

Written by Bruce Norris and directed by Rep founder Cliff Baker, its searing wit, intriguing plot twists and hard hitting social commentary make Clybourne Park a theatrical tour de force not to be missed.


In 1959, a white couple sells their home to a black family (the fictional Younger family from A Raisin in the Sun), causing an uproar in their middle-class neighborhood. 
Fifty years later in 2009, the same house is changing hands again, but the stakes have changed.

Rep Founder Cliff Fannin Baker

As neighbors wage a hilarious and pitched battle over territory and legacy, Clybourne Park reveals just how far our ideas about race and identity have evolved. 

Clybourne Park is made possible in part by a grant from the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation, a component fund of the Arkansas Community Foundation. Clybourne Park is funded in part by the Black History Commission of Arkansas.


Learn how Clybourne Park relates to issues of race, property, history and legacy in our own communities:






Cast

Shaleah Adkisson* ... Francine/Lena
Ryan Barry* ... Jim/Tom
Katie Cunningham* ... Lindsey/Betsy
Lawrence Evans* ... Albert/Kevin
LeeAnne Hutchison* ... Bev/Kathy
Robert Ierardi* ... Russ/Dan
Jason O’Connell* ... Karl/Steve
David Tennal ... Kenneth

Crew

Resident Set Designer/Technical Director: Mike Nichols
Costume Designer: Yslan Hicks
Lighting Designer: Yael Lubetzky
Sound Designer: Allan Branson
Properties Designer: Lynda J. Kwallek
Director: Cliff Fannin Baker
AEA Stage Manager: Danny Kuenzel*
Stage Manager: Phillip Perez

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PERFORMANCES & SPECIAL EVENTS
BETWEEN STAGE & SCREEN
Thursday, January 16 | 6 p.m. | Laman Library 2801 Orange Street
Movie:"A Raisin in the Sun"
The Rep's Dramaturg Werner Trieschmann will discuss themes from Bruce Norris' Tony Award-winning play Clybourne Park and Lorraine Hansberry's Tony Award-winning musical A Raisin in the Sun.

Between Stage and Screen
is a partnership with The Rep and Laman Library. Every third Thursday of the month, audiences will screen a film in conjunction with a production on The Rep stage.

Call Laman Library for more details (501) 758-1720.



Lawrence Evans and 
Jason O'Connell. Photo by John David Pittman.


PAY WHAT YOU CAN NIGHT

Wednesday, Jan. 22 | 7 p.m.
Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main Street, Little Rock

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette presents The Rep’s “Pay What You Can Night” on Wed., Jan. 22 Patrons can pay any amount they wish for their ticket. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Box Office at 601 Main Street the day of the performance. The Box Office will be open from 9 a.m. until curtain. Tickets are limited to (2) two per person. Offer is based on seating availability.

PRESHOW DIRECTOR TALKS
Wednesday, Jan. 22 and Thursday, Jan. 23 | 6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.  Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main Street, Little Rock
A preshow talk will take place on the set of Clybourne Park with Director Cliff Fannin Baker, Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp and members of the creative team.

CLINTON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE Distinguished Speaker Series
Thursday, January 23 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Clinton School of Public Service, 1200 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock

Join Rep Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp as he hosts the cast from The Rep’s production of Clybourne Park for a panel discussion on this black and white comedy about race and real estate. 
Join Rep Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp as he hosts the cast from The Rep’s production of Avenue Q for a panel discussion on this unique puppet musical. - See more at: http://www.therep.org/attend/productions/default.aspx?prodid=40#sthash.rj1cPBeZ.dpuf
Join Rep Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp as he hosts the cast from The Rep’s production of Avenue Q for a panel discussion on this unique puppet musical. - See more at: http://www.therep.org/attend/productions/default.aspx?prodid=40#sthash.rj1cPBeZ.dpuf

Join Rep Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp as he hosts the cast from The Rep’s production of Avenue Q for a panel discussion on this unique puppet musical. - See more at: http://www.therep.org/attend/productions/default.aspx?prodid=40#sthash.rj1cPBeZ.dpuf
Arkansas Repertory Theatre works in partnership with the Clinton School of Public Service to participate in their Distinguished Speaker Series, hosting educational panel discussions on various Rep productions. The panel discussions are led by Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp and include insights from guest directors, actors and Bob himself on bringing compelling stories to The Rep stage. Call the Clinton School at (501) 683-5239 for reservations.


Shaleah Adkisson and 
LeeAnne Hutchison. Photo by John David Pittman.

OPENING NIGHT
Friday, January 24 | 8 p.m.
Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main Street, Little Rock

Opening Night for Clybourne Park will include a post-show reception with the cast immediately following the show. Complimentary champagne and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

"IT'S IN THE BAG" LUNCH n' LEARN SERIES
Tuesday, February 4 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 West Ninth Street, Little Rock
MTCC’s  “It’s in the Bag” Lunch ‘n Learn Series offers a chance to learn about a host of topics designed to educate, inspire, and entertain. The new quarterly series was created as a part of MTCC’s fifth anniversary celebration in September 2013. Topics vary to include MTCC’s current exhibits, community engagement, and current events. Previous lunch ‘n learns centered on the museum’s recent  “Shades of Greatness: Art Inspired by Negro Leagues Baseball” exhibit and the topic of “The Entrepreneurial Spirit” which featured local African American business owners. Mosaic Templars Cultural Center provides soda and water, and attendees bring their own lunch. “It’s in the Bag” Lunch ‘n Learn Series is free and open to the public. 

SIGN INTERPRETATION

The performance of Clybourne Park on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. will be sign interpreted for the hearing impaired.

PERFORMANCE RUN
Clybourne Park will run for three weeks with performances from January 24-February 9, 2014, Wednesday through Sunday.

SHOW TIMES
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evening performances 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday evening performances 8 p.m.  Sunday Matinees performances 2 p.m. 

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