Clybourne Park

  • Clybourne Park

    by Bruce Norris
    Directed by M. Bevin O'Gara

    Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play 

    Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company
    Extended through 4/6/2013!

“Sharp and penetrating [with an] exemplary cast!” – The Boston Globe
“Manages to balance tragedy and comedy in a very intriguing way.” – WBUR
“Tears at your heart, provokes your intellect, and still manages to be ferociously funny.” – Jared Bowen, WGBH
Some of the finest, funniest theater of the season. – Metro
DO NOT MISS Clybourne Park – Joyce Kulhawik,
Clybourne Park is the play to see this season.” – New England Theatre Geek


New block of seats on sale Friday, March 22 at 9 am online, noon in person!

Winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, 2011 Pulitzer Prize, and London’s Olivier Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park is a bold new play about race, real estate and the volatile values of each. Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play A Raisin in the Sun, this acclaimed work 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 in a white community to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in 2009, as the now predominantly African American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.

Featuring Thomas Derrah, Michael Kaye, Marvelyn McFarlane, Philana Mia, DeLance Minifee, Paula Plum, and Tim Spears.

Approximate Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission.



  • A Conversation with Bruce Norris

    A conversation with the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Clybourne Park.


  • Catching Up With Clybourne

    Nearly fifty years after the Younger family moved to Chicago’s fictional white Clybourne Park neighborhood in A Raisin in the Sun, another Chicagoan did a bit of seminal neighborhood integration himself. It was in this climate of Barack Obama becoming the first African-American President of the United States and moving into the White House that Bruce Norris premiered his 2010 play Clybourne Park, a companion of sorts to Raisin.


Press Reviews

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  • A Raisin In The Sun Inspires Spinoffs & Debate

    From The Boston Globe, March 2, 2013: "A Raisin In The Sun is sparking a reenergized debate about race relations in theaters here and nationwide. Why, at a time when some pundits have declared that the reelection of the nation’s first black president signified the dawn of a post-racial America, is there so much interest in Raisin and the issues it raises?"


  • Thomas DerrahRuss / Dan
  • Michael KayeKarl / Steve
  • Marvelyn McFarlaneFrancine / Lena
  • Philana MiaBetsey / Lindsey
  • DeLance MinefeeAlbert/Kevin
  • Paula PlumBev / Kathy
  • Tim SpearsJim / Tom
  • Bruce NorrisPlaywright
  • M. Bevin O'GaraDirector
  • Cristina TodescoScenic Design
  • Deb SullivanLighting Design
  • Arshan GailusSound Design
  • Lauren DuffyProperties Supervisor
  • Sabrina DennisonASL Coach

Prices & Seating

Performance DayAll Sections
Tuesday - Friday evening;
Sunday evening (when applicable)
Saturday matinee & evening;
Sunday matinee


Special DealsAll Sections
Student Rush $14*

Last Row $25

*Student Rush tickets are available in person at the Box Office window 1 hour before curtain. Valid for Full Time students Age 25 or under. Cash only.