Travel back in time to Chicago, 1959, to an all-white, middle class neighbourhood. Spinning off of Lorraine Hansberry’s seminal play A Raisin in the Sun, Bev and Russ have sold their house to a black family, upsetting the ‘social order’ and creating havoc among their friends. Act II fast-forwards to 2009 and the tables are turned when a white couple’s attempt to buy and tear down the same house - now in an all-black neighbourhood - is met with equal opposition. Bruce Norris looks at prejudice, property, and political correctness, then and now, in a blisteringly funny satire.
Lisa Bronwyn Moore
Set Designer Michael Eagan | Lighting Designer Guy Simard
Stage Manager Michael Sinclair | Assistant Stage Manager Jacynthe Lalonde | Assistant to the Director Laurent McCuaig-Pitre
April 8, Curtains Up, Yolande Ramsay
Moving Out and In to Clybourne Park at the Centaur Theatre
The cast is fantastic. Each actor performs dual roles with the right pitch for the respective time periods. They bring to life characters that are so familiar with their flaws, good intentions, and humanity. They lace the anger, both righteous and indignant, with the tension of fear...
April 7, Montreal Gazette, Jim Burke
Theatre review: Clybourne Park homes in on prejudice
In the second half of Bruce Norris’s Clybourne Park, playing at the Centaur Theatre, a white couple aims to make a killing in a black Chicago neighbourhood by demolishing a sturdy old property and rebuilding on its foundations....
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An inspiring, informative and entertaining lecture designed to enrich your theatre-going experience.
April 9, 12:30 PM - FREE ADMISSION
Join Lucinda Chodan, Montreal Editor in Chief of Montreal Gazette as she speaks with Professor Hélène Bélanger from the Department of Urban and Tourism Studies at l’Université du Québec à
Montréal. Ms. Bélanger will talk about gentrification in Montreal and the impact it has on its citizens, businesses and the cultural
fabric of the community.
Complimentary coffee and biscotti, courtesy of Season Sponsor, Bonaparte Restaurant.
March 31, Montreal Gazette, Jim Burke
Provocative satire embodies Ellen David's theatrical raison d'être
Here are a couple of ideas for a play. Godot spends his time indulging in displacement activities — anything to put off going to a meeting he has arranged with two tramps. Or, a housing committee meets to strategize...
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