Clybourne Park

June 01 - August 04, 2013 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, Bruce Norris’ satiric comedy deals with race and class in response to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. The play begins in 1959 as a black family moves into a white neighborhood in Chicago, and in Act Two takes us to the same house in 2009 as gentrification sets in and the roles are reversed. Jokes fly and hidden agendas unfold as two generations tiptoe through social politics, pitting race against real estate. The New York Times hailed it “ferociously smart” and Variety raved, “Yes, it’s dangerous and provocative, but pulverizingly funny to boot!” 

See what Twin Cities critics are saying
: "sharp, challenging," "smart, funny and well-written," "cheeky elegance"!
Run time: 2 hours and 5 minutes including one intermssion


Ansa Akyea
Shá Cage
Emily Gunyou Halaas
Peter Christian Hansen
Steven Lee Johnson
Jim Lichtscheidl
Bill McCallum
Kathryn Meisle

Artistic Staff

Lisa Peterson
Set Designer
Rachel Hauck
Costume Designer
David Zinn
Lighting Designer
Mark Barton
Sound Designer
Reid Rejsa
Carla Steen
 Voice and Dialect Coach
D'Arcy Smith
Stage Manager
Karen K. Wegner
Assistant Stage Manager
Michele Harms
Assistant Director
Jennie Ward


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Production photos by Michael Brosilow



Star Tribune: Director/writer Lisa Peterson has become a favorite choice for Guthrie
Insight News: Clybourne Park addresses race through humor
TC Daily Planet: Bill McCallum on Clybourne Park, the Guthrie and guerrilla style theater
Pioneer Press
: The walls don't talk, but they are the foundation for the story
Star Tribune
: Pulitzer-winning drama 'Clybourne Park' gets regional premiere at Guthrie Playwright talks about the politics of race and real estate
Star Tribune: Letter of the Day (June 6): Race issues


Pioneer Press: "'Clybourne Park' at Guthrie an entertaining, challenging must-see"
Star Tribune: "'Clybourne Park' explodes civility in a seriocomic look at race and community"
City Pages: Clybourne Park packs tension onstage
Insight News: 'Clybourne Park' is a must see
Cherry and Spoon
blog: "the best play I've seen in months." "Clybourne Park at the Guthrie"
TC Daily Planet
: "A play about "the American dilemma" and other euphemisms"
Minn Post: "Provocative 'Clybourne Park' raises questions some have stopped asking"
BroadwayWorld: Guthrie's Clybourne Park reveals how little/much has changed in 50 years.
TC Daily Planet: Everyone should go see "Clybourne Park"
Asian American Press: Clybourne Park looks at race in bold social piece


NPR: Playwright Bruce Norris talks about Clybourne Park in a November 11, 2011, "Morning Edition" story by Cheryl Corley reporting from Chicago.
PRI's Studio 360: Kurt Andersen's June 1, 2012, interview with playwright Bruce Norris about Clybourne Park


Twin Cities Live: Emily Engberg chats backstage with the women of "Clybourne Park"
Kare 11
: Actors Kathryn Meisle and Sha Cage discuss the comedy "Clybourne Park"
Kare 11
: Sha Cage and Bill McCallum talk about the funny and provoking "Clybourne Park"
interviews actor Emily Gunyou Halaas


Playwright Bruce Norris' 2012 Best Play Tony Award acceptance speech


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