A.C.T. Will Present Clybourne Park in 2011

News   A.C.T. Will Present Clybourne Park in 2011
Clybourne Park, Bruce Norris' play inspired by A Raisin in the Sun, showing the people and events leading to racial changes in a white neighborhood — and the people and events 50 years later — has been added to the 2010-11 season of American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) in San Francisco.

The play had its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in Manhattan in early 2010 and was nominated for Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Awards.

According to A.C.T., "In 1959, a couple sells their home in a middle-class Chicago neighborhood to a black family, causing uproar in their all-white community. Fifty years later, the stakes are different but the debate is eerily familiar: negotiations about a white couple's renovation plans for the house — in what has become a historic black neighborhood — whirl into lightning-quick if uncomfortably-revealing repartee."

Clybourne Park will play Jan. 20–Feb. 13, 2011.

As previously announced, A.C.T.'s 44th season is anchored by the world premiere of a musical version of Armistead Maupin's groundbreaking "Tales of the City" series of books.

The season also features works by such artists as Tony Award–winning master clown Bill Irwin, Nobel laureate playwright Harold Pinter, and acclaimed newcomer Tarell Alvin McCraney, as well as an international multimedia production of No Exit "that pushes the boundaries of live performance." For information, visit www.act-sf.org.

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