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The Raisin Cyclecenterstage. Guilt and hypocrisy in a racially changing llayThe Philadelphia InquirerFebruary 3, A white clybohrne, Steve and Lindsay played by the same actors who played Karl and Betsy in Act Iare seeking clybojrne buy, raze and rebuild the ckybourne at a larger scale, and are being forced to negotiate local housing regulations with a black couple, Kevin and Lena played by the same actors as Francine and Albertwho represent the housing board.

This page was last edited on 17 Octoberat InRuss and Bev are moving out to the suburbs after the tragic death of their son. The New York Times. It portrays fictional events set before and after the Hansberry play, and is loosely based on historical events that took place in the city of Chicago. The play had several productions in Views Read Edit View history. Tony Award for Best Play. As arguments ensue about the potential problems of integrating the neighborhood, both couples awkwardly call on Russ and Bev’s black housekeeper and her husband, Francine and Albert, to express their opposing views.

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Millennium Approaches Angels in America: Steve and Lindsay’s lawyer, Kathy played by Bev is revealed to be the daughter of Karl and his deaf wife, Betsy, and mentions that her family moved out of the neighborhood around the time of her birth.

Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It becomes apparent that the black family moving in are the Youngers, the protagonists of A Raisin in the Sunand the neighbor is Karl Lindner, the minor character from that play who attempted to bribe the Youngers into abandoning their plans to move into the neighborhood. Current Shows Archived at the Wayback Machine.


The Department of Theatre seeks students interested in pla acting, directing, scene design Clybourne Park Hansberry v. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As fighting erupts and the two couples turn on each other and themselves, Dan opens the trunk and finds Kenneth’s suicide note. Even before the play premiered on Broadway, it had several notable productions in regional theatres: The Off-Broadway cast reprised their roles.

Mostly male cast Includes adult, late teen, young adult characters. Karl informs them that the family buying their house is black, and pleads with Russ to back out of the deal, for fear that falling area property values will drive the Lindners’ neighbors away and isolate them if black residents move in.

Guide written by Avital Shira. Grieving parents Bev and Russ are planning to sell their home in the white middle-class Chicago neighborhood of Clybourne Park. Retrieved May 2, Wikimedia Commons has media related to Clybourne Park.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The action is taking place approximately an hour following Karl Lindner’s departure from the Youngers’ Hamilton Park residence, where they have rejected his bribery attempt. Toggle navigation Choose Section. He claims to be dressing for a job interview, though it is clear that he is in the act of writing his suicide note. Fifty years later inthe roles are reversed when a young white couple buys the lot in what is now a predominantly black neighborhood, signaling a new wave of gentrification.

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Retrieved from ” https: The play opened on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre on April 19, in previews starting March 26, for a week limited engagement. A Parable Rabbit Hole August: In a short coda, we see Bev back incatching her son awake late at night, dressed in his army uniform. Want to see your job listed here? Lena is related to the Younger family and named after matriarch Lena Youngerand is unwilling to have the house torn down. Click here to post your opportunity. The Philadelphia Inquirer claimed, “A remarkably skillful cast directed by Edward Sobel creates characters that flirt with stereotypes, but become real and believable Russ finally snaps and throws everyone out of the house, saying he no longer cares about his neighbors after their community’s shunning his son Kenneth when he returned home from the Korean War, which contributed to Kenneth’s suicide, which occurred inside the house.


In both instances, a community showdown takes place, pitting race against real estate with this home as the battleground.

This is a bitter satire that makes us laugh while it indicts us. Leaving him to tend to the house, Bev observes that “I really believe things are about to change for the better. Gain full access to show guides, character breakdowns, auditions, monologues and more! The alternating disgust and dismissal that follows reveals resentments from both parties, and several awkward comments lead to Steve being goaded into telling a racist, homophobic joke that offends both Kevin and the other lawyer, Tom played by Jimwho is gay.

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Retrieved April 19, This page is only accessible by StageAgent Pro members. Set in the same home as Act I, the same actors reappear playing different characters. A cordial discussion of housing codes soon degenerates into one of racial issues, instigated by a concerned Steve, who feels that the mask of “political correctness” is allowing for a more subtle kind of prejudice against them.