Clybourne Park Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

Clybourne Park

Bristol Old Vic Studio

Key Information
  • Dates Fri 09 Nov 2018 - Sat 17 Nov 2018
  • Location Bristol Old Vic Studio
  • Evenings

    8.00pm

  • Matinees

    Thu 15/ Sat 17 3.00pm

     

  • Ticket Prices

    £17 – £15

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Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize-winning play pits race against real estate in razor-sharp drama about the politics of race.

Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park is a razor-sharp satire about the politics of race.

Two scenes. Fifty years apart.

In 1959, Russ and Bev are moving out to the suburbs after the tragic death of their son. Inadvertently, they have sold their house to the neighbourhood’s first black family.

Fifty years later in 2009, the roles are reversed when a young white couple buys the lot in what is now a predominantly black neighbourhood, signalling a new wave of gentrification. In both instances, a community showdown takes place, pitting race against real estate with this home as the battleground.

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice