PHOTO CALL: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jane Kaczmarek, Amanda Peet and More at Broadway-Bound Clybourne Park L.A. Opening
By Krissie Fullerton
27 Jan 2012
The original 2010 Off-Broadway company of Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park — the drama about race and change in an American neighborhood — reunites for a Los Angeles engagement at L.A.'s Mark Taper Forum which officially opened Jan. 25.
Crystal A. Dickinson, Brendan Griffin, Damon Gupton, Christina Kirk, Annie Parisse, Jeremy Shamos and Frank Wood return to the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, a riff on the American classic A Raisin in the Sun. They were first together for the world premiere at Off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons in 2010. Pam MacKinnon again directs.
According to CTG notes, "In 1959, the house, which is located in a white neighborhood at 406 Clybourne St. in Chicago, is sold to an African-American family (the Younger family in A Raisin in the Sun). Then in 2009 after the neighborhood has changed into an African-American community, the house is sold to a white couple. It is through this prism of property ownership that Norris' lacerating sense of humor dissects race relations and middle class hypocrisies in America."