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Clybourne Park

Members say: Thought-provoking, Great writing, Clever, Absorbing, Intelligent
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This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play by Bruce Norris looks at race in both contemporary and period settings.

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A spin-off of Lorraine Hansberry's 'A Raisin in the Sun', this razor-sharp new satire takes a jab at race and real estate in a fictional Chicago neighborhood. The play explores how race relations have changed in the last 50 years, and how they haven't changed as well.

 

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Reviews (18)

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90
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You want to see a fantastic Pulitzer Prize winning play. Very sad. Amazing acting. Memorable.

Don't see it if If you don't like plays with serious themes. helps to have seen A Raisin in the Sun. It stands on its own but knowing Raisin adds res

60
Great acting, Banal, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a Pulitzer prize winning play. You want to see a show with a well written great first act and a second act that is poor.

Don't see it if You want to see a show with a real message. You want to see something thoroughly well written.

94
Funny, Original, Absorbing, Clever, Great writing

See it if You want to see an important new play about race in America, or if you're a fan of "A Raisin in the Sun".

Don't see it if You dislike discussions of racial inequity.

86
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Great writing

See it if A terrific update of "A Raisin in the Sun," showing that even 50 years later, no one is immune from prejudice. Very moving.

Don't see it if You don't possess a time machine!

85
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You like to think, and be challenged, on a sharp take on race relations and reverberations through the years from A Raisin In The Sun.

Don't see it if You don't want to spend a couple hours thinking of race relations over the years. Look, there's a reason it won the Pulitzer and Tony.

68
Clever, Indulgent, Great writing, Smug, Glib

See it if you like excellently written, well-crafted dialogue about topics that appeal to mainstream liberal sensibilities.

Don't see it if you like to see important and sensitive issues like race and class processed with nuance, empathy, and thought.

63
Clever, Intelligent

See it if you are a fan of Raisin in the Sun.

Don't see it if I'm not sure. I really wanted to like this, but just didn't. I just found it annoying for some reason, even though the premise is a good one

73
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if If you enjoyed "Raisin in the Sun" and want to see great actors play well-developed characters, which change by act;

Don't see it if If you're looking for a continuous story throughout the show;

88
Funny, Original, Clever, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you enjoy thought-provoking plays & enjoy discussing them over drinks after the show.

Don't see it if you're for some reason uncomfortable with race issues.

95
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant, Hilarious

See it if you love provocative, funny plays about big topics.

Don't see it if you don't like political plays.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if I was absolutely amazed by this play. It was deep, raw, heart-wrenching and fully captivated my attention.

Don't see it if You have serious and/or negative family dynamics.

86
Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if You like comparisons to then vs now

Don't see it if You get easily offended

71
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great staging

See it if You want a play that will evoke thoughts and emotions and make you really think twice about jokes you make and so on.

Don't see it if You're easily offended.

77
Original, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if You like plays derived from other works, plays about racial segregation or gentrification or plays that take place during different times.

Don't see it if You don't care about social justice

85
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Resonant, Great writing

See it if You are willing to see a live, poignant representation of gentrifications effects of different individuals.

Don't see it if You aren't willing to pay attention to the core message.

91
Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You like to be challenged by your theatre

Don't see it if You are there just for entertainment value

85
Clever, Edgy, Intelligent, Intense, Masterful

See it if You loved a raisin in the sun. And if you'd like to see the prospective of the "other side"

Don't see it if You can't handle the intensity of racism.

93
Original, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant

See it if Interested in a thought provoking examination of racial segregation and gentrification.

Don't see it if You don't like to think.