Laurence Olivier Award winning playwright Bruce Norris won the 2012 TONY Award for Best Play with CLYBOURNE PARK, a play that spans two generations and fifty years, but only the square footage of a single two-bedroom home. Way to go, Bruce!
In 1959, Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bedroom at a bargain price, unknowingly bringing the first black family into the neighborhood and creating ripples of discontent among the cozy white residents of Clybourne Park.
In 2009, the same property is being bought by a young white couple, whose plan to raze the house and start again is met with equal disapproval by the black residents of the soon-to-be-gentrified area.
CLYBOURNE PARK is also the winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
The play is available now from Faber & Faber.