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Rapture Theatre: Clybourne Park
Rapture Theatre: Clybourne Park
A razor-sharp satire about the politics of race, and a modern American classic.
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  • “How many white men does it take to change a light bulb?”

    It’s 1959 and President Eisenhower is in the White House. Bev and Russ are moving after the tragic
    death of their son, and they have inadvertently sold their house to the neighbourhood’s first black
    family.
    Fifty years later, in 2009, with the first Black President just having taken office, a young white couple
    buy the same house in what is now a predominantly black neighbourhood.
    In both instances, racial tensions escalate, the stakes are raised and the play asks the question: have
    our attitudes to race really changed?
    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize,Tony and Olivier Award for Best Play and hailed as “shockingly
    entertaining”
    and “appallingly funny”, Clybourne Park is a razor-sharp satire about the politics of race.



     

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