Bruce Norris

Clybourne Park

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An acerbically brilliant satire that explores the fault line between race and property.
Best Play, Evening Standard Awards 2010
Best New Play, Criti Circle Awards 2010
Best New Play, Olivier Awards 2011
Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 2011
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…
'The funniest play of the year' – Evening Standard
'Will make you cringe horribly even as you're cracking up with laughter' – Time Out
'Genius' – The Times
'Amazing mixture of edgy humour and deeper feeling' – Telegraph
'Stunningly well written' –
'Outrageously funny and squirm-inducing' – Independent
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129 printed pages
Original publication


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