Clybourne Park, Norris' Examination of White Flight, Extends Off-Broadway

News   Clybourne Park, Norris' Examination of White Flight, Extends Off-Broadway Playwrights Horizons' world-premiere production of Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park, the dark comedy about race and neighbors, will get a two-week extension, now to March 21.
Crystal A. Dickinson, Annie Parisse and Jeremy Shamos in the Off-Broadway production of Clybourne Park.
Crystal A. Dickinson, Annie Parisse and Jeremy Shamos in the Off-Broadway production of Clybourne Park. Photo by Joan Marcus

Directed by Pam MacKinnon, the production opened Feb. 21. The limited engagement was originally set to run through March 7. Good word of mouth and encouraging reviews prompted the added weeks. (PH's two previous productions, This and Circle, Mirror, Transformation, also got extended.) Performances play PH's Mainstage Theater at 416 W. 42nd Street.

"Cybourne Park begins in 1959 as a white family moves out," according to production notes. "In Act Two, it's 2009 and a white family moves in. In the intervening years, change overtakes a neighborhood, along with attitudes, inhabitants and property values. Loosely inspired by Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, this pitch-black comedy from Mr. Norris takes on the specter of gentrification in one of America's most recognizable communities — leaving no stone unturned in the process."

The cast includes Tony Award winner Frank Wood (Side Man, August: Osage County), Emmy Award nominee Annie Parisse (Becky Shaw, The Credeaux Canvas), Jeremy Shamos (100 Saints You Should Know, Gutenberg! The Musical!), Crystal A. Dickinson (Broke-ology), Brendan Griffin (Back Back Back), Damon Gupton (Inked Baby) and Christina Kirk (God's Ear, Suitcase, [sic]).

For subscription and ticket information, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.playwrightshorizons.org.

Christina Kirk, Jeremy Shamos, Annie Parisse, Brendan Griffin, Damon Gupton and Crystal A. Dickinson
Christina Kirk, Jeremy Shamos, Annie Parisse, Brendan Griffin, Damon Gupton and Crystal A. Dickinson
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