Clybourne Park @ Geva Theatre

What an amaz­ing premise for a show: In act one, you see the fam­i­ly that sold their house to the Younger fam­i­ly in Raisin in the Sun. So, know­ing both sides of that deal is a great plot, but this fam­i­ly has their own issues to work through… and you’ll learn all about that by see­ing the play at Geva HERE. Then in act two, you see the roles reversed (and beau­ti­ful­ly pre­sent­ed by the full cast dou­bling new char­ac­ters 50 years lat­er), as the same house is being bought by a white cou­ple, with plans to pret­ty much wipe the old build­ing out.

  • 1950’s (the actors dou­ble the roles)
  • Today
  • 1950’s (actors dou­ble the roles)
  • Today
  • pho­to by Col­in Huth:
  • the cre­ative team for Clybourne Park

This is one of those shows you should see with fam­i­ly and close friends (see the content/language warn­ing on Geva’s site) and you’ll be dis­cussing the top­ics for days. Many shows have a char­ac­ter that is essen­tial­ly the view­er pro­ject­ed up on the stage. In Clybourne Park, I see it as Albert/Kevin… just watch­ing as every­thing implodes around him, and try­ing to be kind and get along with every­one… who knows, maybe I’m just pro­ject­ing for me, but I thought that was such a nec­es­sary char­ac­ter, for us to see a ‘sane man’ role up there.

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Show Credits:

  • Kris­ten Adele as Fran/Lena
  • John Cum­mings as Ken­neth
  • Jes­si­ca Kitchens as Betsy/Lindsay
  • Skip Greer as Russ/Dan
  • Chris­t­ian Ped­er­sen as Karl/Steve
  • Jim Pou­los as Jim/Tom
  • Roya Shanks as Bev/Kathy
  • Daniel Mor­gan Shel­ley as Albert/Kevin

Cre­at­ed By: Bruce Nor­ris
Direc­tor: Mark Cud­dy
Scenic and Cos­tume Design­er: G.W. Merci­er
Light­ing Design­er: Anne Wright­son
Sound Design­er: Lind­say Jones
Dra­maturg: Jen­ni Wern­er

Co-pro­duced with Cleve­land Play House

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