in partnership with
by BRUCE NORRIS
directed by RICK DESPAIN
THE CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS
829 Riverside Avenue
FRI July 31 & August 7 | SAT August 1 & 8
Museum Admission and Optional Dinner* at 5:30pm ~ Curtain at 7:30pm
SAT August 8 | SUN August 2 & 9
Museum Admission and Optional Brunch* at 12:00pm ~ Curtain at 2:00pm
TICKET PRICE INCLUDES ENTRY TO MUSEUM & GARDENS AND SHOW ADMISSION
$20 (all performances) online or at the door, as available
This summer’s collaboration between The 5 & Dime, a Theatre Company and The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens will be Bruce Norris’s thought-provoking comedy Clybourne Park, a play about race, real-estate and relationships. Named for the fictional white neighborhood introduced in Lorraine Hansberry's seminal play "A Raisin in the Sun," Clybourne Park is a neighborhood twice transformed. Starting in 1959 we meet a Russ and Bev, a white middle-class couple packing for a move out of the neighborhood. Visits from their clergyman and their neighbors lead to a heated disagreement about the buyers for Russ and Bev’s home, a black family, and their worries about the impact on their property values.
In Act 2 the audience returns to the house some fifty years later, with the same actors playing different roles. Clybourne Park is going through a gentrification and the new prospective buyers want to purchase the home to raise it and rebuild in the newly-desirable neighborhood. Their plans lead to a battle with the housing board that starts with a discussion of housing regulations and degrades to an argument around racial issues. The dispute ends when a contractor discovers a half-century old secret buried in the yard.
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*ADDITIONAL DINING OPTION
The Cafe at the Cummer invites you to enjoy dinner/brunch in advance of the show.
$33 includes selection of one starter or dessert, 1 entree and one non-alcoholic beverage (excluting specialty coffees). Tax and gratuity included.
When & Where
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
829 Riverside Avenue
The 5 & Dime, A Theatre Company
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