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The Philadelphia Inquirer claimed, “A remarkably skillful coybourne directed by Edward Sobel creates characters that flirt with stereotypes, but become real and believable Want to see your job listed here? The first scene takes place before and the second scene takes place after the events of A Raisin in the Sun. This is a bitter satire that makes us laugh while it indicts us.

Grieving parents Bev and Russ are planning to sell their home in the white middle-class Chicago neighborhood of Clybourne Park. The Off-Broadway cast reprised their roles.

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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. Read More dancers Performer. 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 clybourhe property values will drive the Lindners’ neighbors away and isolate them if black residents move in.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Current Shows Archived at the Wayback Machine. Set in the same home as Act I, the same actors reappear playing different characters. Hansberry’s parents bought a house in the white neighborhood of Washington Parkan action that resulted in a legal case Hansberry v.

Rhodes, which they bought inis up for landmark status before the Chicago City Council’s Committee on Historical Landmarks Preservation. The play received its Chicago premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in a production directed by Steppenwolf ensemble member Amy Morton. Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Mostly male cast Includes adult, late teen, young adult characters.

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This page is only accessible by StageAgent Pro members. The New York Times. Leaving him to tend to the house, Bev observes that “I really believe things are about to change for the better. Featured Jobs Near You. Lorraine Hansberry ‘s A Raisin in the Sun. Lena is related to the Younger family and named after matriarch Lena Youngerand is unwilling to have the house torn down. He claims to be dressing for a job interview, though it is clear that he is in the act of writing his suicide note.

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 dlybourne neighborhood.

LeeU. The discussion is interrupted several times by Dan played by Russa workman who has found Kenneth’s army trunk buried in the back yard. The play opened on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Clybourrne on April 19, in previews starting March 26, for plqy week limited parkk.


The Raisin Cyclecenterstage. 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. In a short coda, we see Bev back incatching her son awake late at night, dressed in his army uniform.

InRuss and Bev are moving out to the suburbs after the tragic death of their son. Views Read Edit View history. A cordial discussion of lark 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.

In the intervening fifty years, Clybourne Park has become an all-black neighborhood, which is now gentrifying. A Parable Rabbit Hole August: As fighting erupts and the two couples turn on each other and themselves, Dan opens the trunk and finds Kenneth’s suicide note.

Guilt and hypocrisy in a racially changing neighborhood”The Philadelphia InquirerFebruary 3, 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.

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 pagk wave of gentrification.