Clybourne Park announces two week extension

Playwrights Horizons has announced that their world Premiere of Bruce Norris' dark comedy Clybourne Park will extend its run by two week and will continue through to 21 Mar 2010.

Clybourne Park opened at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater on 21 Feb 2010, following previews from 29 Jan and was originally scheduled to close on 7 Mar 2010.

The show opened to mixed, but mostly positive reviews reviews: A brilliant reminder of why I love the theatre (; Spiky and damningly insightful (NY Times); A lumpy, indigestible stew (Record)

Clybourne Park begins in 1959 as a white family moves out. 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 takes on the specter of gentrification in one of America's most recognizable communities - leaving no stone unturned in the process.

Directed by Pam MacKinnon, Clybourne Park features Frank Wood (Russ), Annie Parisse (Betsy/Lindsey), Jeremy Shamos (Karl/Steve), Crystal A. Dickinson (Francine/Lena), Brendan Griffin (Jim), Damon Gupton (Albert/Kevin) and Christina Kirk (Bev).

The show features Sets by Dan Ostling, costumes by Ilona Somogyi, lighting by Allen Lee Hughes and sound by John Gromada.

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