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Buffalo Theatre Ensemble Presents “Clybourne Park” at McAninch Arts Center

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425 Fawell Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in The Sun,” “Clybourne Park” is a provocative comedy/drama set in the same house 50 years apart in the suburbs of Chicago.

Act One takes place in 1959 when Russ and Bev are moving to the suburbs – selling their home to the neighborhood’s first Black family. Act Two is decades later when a young white couple buys the same property with plans to demolish and build a larger home. Now a predominantly Black community battles to protect the historic qualities of the community in the face of gentrification. “Clybourne Park” was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play. Kurt Naebig directs.

Related Free Special Events: Pre-show discussion with the director and designers 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8; Post-show discussion with director, actors and crew Friday, Sept. 16.

Please note: this show contains adult language and themes.

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