THE SCREENING ROOM: Find Out Secrets of Broadway's Tony-Winning Clybourne Park (Video)
13 Jul 2012
Clybourne Park, the 2012 Tony Award-winning Best Play, offers up the secrets of the neighborhood in a two-part pop-up video series. Playbill.com has an exclusive look.
Bruce Norris' play, directed by Tony nominee Pam MacKinnon, features Crystal A. Dickinson, Brendan Griffin, Damon Gupton, Christina Kirk, Annie Parisse (succeeded by Sarah Goldberg beging July 17), Tony nominee Jeremy Shamos and Frank Wood.
Here's how it's billed: Clybourne Park "is the wickedly funny and fiercely provocative new play about race, real estate and the volatile values of each. Clybourne Park explodes in two outrageous acts set 50 years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification."
The Broadway team behind the Tony-winning play has created a pair of intriguing video clips featuring on-screen "pop-up" facts that illuminate the theatre-making process of the production, with insights from director MacKinnon. Learn more about the set, props, direction, costumes, dialogue, lighting and more.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.