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Photos by Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo

By Bruce Norris
Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara

Clybourne Park is the play to see this season.” – New England Theatre Geek

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Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and London’s Olivier Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park is a bold new play about race, real estate and the volatile values of each. Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play A Raisin in the Sun, this acclaimed work explodes in two outrageous acts set 50 years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home in a white community to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in 2009, as the now predominantly African American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.

Run time: approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes with one 15-minute intermission

 

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Pay What You Can - MAR 2: See the show for a low $14 minimum! Day-of-show walk-up sales only. Subject to availibility.

Talkback with the Director - MAR 3: Post-show discussion with the director of Clybourne Park, M. Bevin O'Gara.

Out & About - MAR 8: Join the cast after the performance for a special post-show party!

Talkback with the Cast - MAR 10: Post-show discussion with the artists from Clybourne Park.

Spirituality & the Arts Talkback - MAR 17: Post show discussion of the larger spiritual issues raised by the production led by Rabbi Howard Berman and Reverend Susan Ackley of the Emmannuel Center.

Inside SpeakEasy - MAR 24: Post-show series about the evolution of a theatrical production, focusing on the Design process for Clybourne Park. Takes place immediately after the matinee each day.

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Cast

THOMAS DERRAH

THOMAS DERRAH* (Russ/Dan) returns to SpeakEasy Stage, having earlier appeared in Red, Fuddy Meers, and The Drowsy Chaperone. Locally, he has appeared in 119 productions at the American Repertory Theater, most recently in the one-man show R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the Universe (2011 Outstanding Actor, Elliot Norton Award) ; Cabaret (Fraulein Schneider); Endgame (Clov), The Seagull (Dorn), Oliver Twist (also at Theatre for a New Audience and Berkeley Repertory Theatre), Highway Ulysses (Ulysses), Uncle Vanya (Vanya), i (Marquis de Sade), Richard II (Richard). He was seen on Broadway in Jackie: An American Life (23 roles), and Off-Broadway in Dario Fo's one-man show Johan Padan and the Discovery of the Americas and Big Time (Ted). He toured with the A.R.T. across the U.S., with residencies in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and internationally throughout Europe, Canada, Israel, Taiwan, Japan and Moscow. Thomas has recently been touring through France in Julius Caesar. He has appeared with several local theatre companies, including Boston TheatreWorks, New Repertory Theatre, and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, as well as Houston's Alley Theatre and other theaters throughout the U.S. His awards include the 1994 Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence, 2000, 2004 and 2011 IRNE Awards for Best Actor, the 1997 Los Angeles DramaLogue Award (for title role of Shlemiel the First) and the 2010 Robert Brustein Award. He appeared on television in Julie Taymor's film Fool's Fire (PBS American Playhouse), "Unsolved Mysteries," "Del and Alex" (Alex, A&E Network), and in the films Mystic River and The Pink Panther II. He is on the faculty of the A.R.T. Institute and is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

KERRY A. DOWLING

KERRY A. DOWLING* (Bev/Kathy April 2-6) SpeakEasy performances: Next to Normal; All About Election Eve; The Drowsy Chaperone; Nine; The Great American Trailer Park Musical; Reckless; Jerry Springer - The Opera; The New Century; The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Parade; The Women; Bat Boy: The Musical; Company (IRNE Award); Elegies: A Song Cycle; A New Brain; Triumph of Love; Floyd Collins; A Class Act; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Putting it Together; and Songs for a New World. Other Boston credits: The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Follies (Lyric Stage); Into the Woods (New Rep); A Man of No Importance (Súgán/SpeakEasy); Steel Magnolias, Pal Joey (Stoneham Theatre); The Most Happy Fella (Gloucester Stage); Gypsy, Anything Goes, She Loves Me (Fiddlehead Theatre). Kerry has performed with the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus, and is featured on their recordings Oz and Beyond and Razzle Dazzle. She was also the recipient of the 2010 SpeakEasy Stage Outstanding Artist Award.

MICHAEL KAYE

MICHAEL KAYE* (Karl/Steve) is thrilled to be making his SpeakEasy debut with this production. Some of Michael's regional theatre credits include appearances at the Huntington Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, Lyric Stage, New Repertory Theatre, Boston Playwrights Theatre, and Boston Center for American Performance. Michael is an Assistant Professor of Acting at The Boston University School of Theatre, where he received both a BFA and MFA in Acting and Theatre Education respectively.

MARVELYN McFARLANE

MARVELYN McFARLANE (Francine/Lena) is thrilled to be back in Boston to make her Speakeasy debute! She spent the past two years developing and performing ESL children's musicals in South Korea. Boston credits include Huntington Theatre: A Civil War Christmas (u/s for Uzo Aduba), Wheelock family Theatre: The Little Mermaid, Company One: The Good Negro; Voyeurs de Venus; Articulation; The Bluest Eye, and Our Place Theatre Project: Mother G; Feathers On My Arms. She is a three time IRNE nominee and is so grateful to the Boston theatre community! marvelynmcfarlane.com

PHILANA MIA

PHILANA MIA* (Betsey/Lindsey) is pleased to make her SpeakEasy debut. Philana has appeared at Stoneham Theatre in I Capture the Castle; Central Square Theater in Matt & Ben; Company One in The Pain and the Itch; Apollinaire Theatre in The Wonderful World of Dissocia; and the workshop at Williamstown Theatre Festival in Far Away and Project: Identity. Her film credits include Whaling City, winner of the 2007 Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Production Grant and the 2005 Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Award; and Silver Circle. She is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.

DeLANCE MINEFEE

DeLANCE MINEFEE (Albert/Kevin) is excited to return to Boston for his SpeakEasy debut. Boston credits include: Civil War Christmas at the Huntington Theatre; Donnie Darko, Copenhagen (u/s), Cardenio (u/s), at the American Repertory Theatre; and Trigger, Phoenician Women, and Pinter’s The Room with ART/MXAT Institute. New York credits include: Dust (u/s) (Off-Broadway), The A-Train Plays (Neighborhood Playhouse) Cabaret Émigré (Negro Ensemble Company), ABK for Life (Columbia University) Damn Yankees (Amas Theatre), and Breathe (Hip-Hop Theatre Fest.) Regional Credits include: Amistad Voices (Chicago Shakespeare), Death in Venice (Chicago Opera Theatre), HomeBound (Congo Square Theatre/Chicago), Let The Circle Be Unbroken (Apple Tree Theatre/Chicago), Holes (Walden Media/Denver), Civil War (Prather Productions/Florida), Smokey Joe’s Café *Nominated for “Best Actor in a Musical” Ostrander* (Playhouse on the Square/Memphis), Blood Knot (Arkansas Shakespeare Festival), A Soldier’s Play, Dreamgirls, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Anything Goes, Damn Yankees, Dracula, Wizard of Oz and Voices of the River (Arkansas Repertory Theatre). He has toured Germany as a Back-up Singer/Dancer with BMG Music, toured the Mississippi Delta as a Storyteller, performed fraternity stepping for diplomats in Vietnam, performed Greek Tragedy at the world renowned Moscow Art Theatre, and served as the Assistant Director of Living History at the Historic Arkansas Museum. His recent feature film, “The Three Way,” (www.thethreewaymovie.com) has won 4 “Best Feature” and 2 “Best Comedy” Awards at festivals around the country. He holds a BA in Theatre Arts, with Minor studies in Dance, from Henderson State University in Arkansas, and an MFA in Acting from American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre-Institute for Advance Theatre Training at Harvard University. More info available at www.delance.net

PAULA PLUM

PAULA PLUM* (Bev/Kathy March 1-30) SpeakEasy:Divine Sister, Body Awareness, Reckless, The Savannah Disputation, The History Boys and The New Century. Lyric Stage: 33 Variations, Blithe Spirit, Miss Witherspoon, Three Tall Women; The Goat…or Who is Sylvia?, The Heiress, and Sideman. A founding member of the Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Paula has played Cleopatra in Antony & Cleopatra, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Margaret in Richard III, and Lady Macbeth. She has appeared in Wit for Lyric West; Faith Healer, Molly Sweeney, Happy Days, and Breath of Life for Gloucester Stage; and No Exit, Ivanov, Mother Courage, and Lysistrata at the American Repertory Theater. She has been honored with three Elliot Norton Awards, four IRNES and, in 2003, was named a Distinguished Alumna of Boston University’s School for the Arts. A recipient of the Fox Actor Fellowship, Paula is currently in the third of a three-year actor residency with SpeakEasy Stage. Her play, What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, will be given a staged reading at SpeakEasy in March. She is married to actor Richard Snee.

TIM SPEARS

TIM SPEARS* (Jim/Tom) is excited to be making his SpeakEasy debut. Credits in NYC include A Question of Mercy (Potomac Theatre Project) Realism, JUMP! (The Exchange), Jasper Lake (NY Fringe Festival). Regional:Monster, House, Good, & A Question of Mercy (BCAP), Mister Roberts (New Rep), In the Mood (Olney Theatre Center). Tim earned his BFA in Acting at BU School of Theatre where he is currently a Staff member and a part-time graduate student.

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Production Staff

PAUL DAIGNEAULT (Producing Artistic Director) Since founding SpeakEasy in 1992, Paul has produced over 100 Boston Premieres. SpeakEasy directing highlights include: Xanadu; Next to Normal; Nine; Body Awareness; The Great American Trailer Park Musical; [title of show]; The Savannah Disputation; Jerry Springer - The Opera; The New Century; Some Men; Zanna, Don’t!; Parade (2008 Elliot Norton Award – Outstanding Director, Midsize Company); Almost, Maine; Caroline, or Change; Take Me Out; Company; A Man of No Importance (co-production Súgán); Bat Boy: The Musical (2003 Elliot Norton Award – Outstanding Director, Small Company); Passion; A New Brain; Violet; Songs for a New World; Floyd Collins; Jeffrey; and Love! Valour! Compassion! Regional credits: Grand Hotel and Nine (The Boston Conservatory and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music); Rent, City of Angels, and Sunday in the Park with George (The Boston Conservatory); and Into the Woods, Urinetown, and Blue Window (Boston College). Paul is also on the faculty at The Boston Conservatory where he teaches musical theatre and directing. In 2007, Paul was honored with the Boston College Arts Council’s Alumni Award for Distinguished Achievement. Last season Paul was again back at Boston College where he served as the 2011-2012 Rev. J. Donald Monan S.J. Professor in Theatre Arts. Beyond the theater Paul serves on the Boards of the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center and the ICU Patient & Family Advisory Council at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

SABRINA DENNISON (ASL Coach) is a proud native of Cape Cod, where her late father was the only Bay State man to be convicted (Robin Hood style) of piracy in the 20th Century. Sabrina has served as an ASL consultant for several productions including the tour of Avenue Q (Broadway Across America); Trumpery, What the Butler Saw, The Lady Hamlet (BU School of Theatre); All’s Well That Ends Well (Commonwealth Shakespeare); The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (Boston University School of Theatre, dir. Jim Petosa); and Arabian Nights (Central Square Theatre, dir. Daniel Gidron). Acting credits include Greta in Ophelia (National Theater of the Deaf, US/Ireland Tour); The Brown Bag Princess, Jack Built a House (Little Theater of the Deaf); Free in Love Person (Company One, dir. M. Bevin O’Gara); and the critically acclaimed film Santa Sangre,directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky. I dedicate this performance to my Mommie for making me who I am today. I love you and I miss you.

LAUREN DUFFY (Properties Supervisor) SpeakEasy: Other Desert Cities, The Motherf**ker with the Hat; Adding Machine: A Musical. Other select credits: Little Shop of Horrors; A Christmas Story; afterlife: a ghost story; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; and The Kite Runner (New Repertory Theatre). Lauren also designed special effects for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo for Company One. She has served as a scenic artist and properties coordinator for Boston Children’s Theatre as well as a properties coordinator for Central Square Theater, Stoneham Theatre, and The Barnstormers Theatre. Lauren is also the Charge Artist for the Des Moines Metro Opera in Iowa, to which she will be returning for her third season in June.

ARSHAN GAILUS (Sound Design) returns to SpeakEasy after designing sound and composing original music for The Divine Sister. Other area credits include Chinglish, Avenue Q, The Tempermentals, Superior Donuts, and The Understudy (The Lyric Stage Company); Macbeth and Twelfth Night (Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Design) (Actors’ Shakespeare Project); The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, 1001, and Grimm (Company One). Arshan’s other work includes sound design and composition for independent video games in the Boston area and internationally. Arshan holds a B.S. in Music from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

MARY LAUVE (Costume Design) is thrilled to join old friends and new on this wonderful journey to Clybourne Park, her first show at SpeakEasy Stage. A longtime member of the Huntington Theatre costume department, Mary has worked on more than fifty productions there, some highlights being Candide, The Thirty Nine Steps, She Loves Me and Two Men of Florence. For multiple seasons, she’s spent the summer on Boston Common with Commonwealth Shakespeare and has also had the opportunity to work with New Rep, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Early Music Festival, Arts Emerson, the Boston Pops and many other organizations in this area’s vibrant arts community.

PAUL MELONE (General Manager / Production Manager) has managed over 80 plays, musicals, concerts, cabarets, and special events for SpeakEasy Stage. In addition, he has directed the company’s productions of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; reasons to be pretty; Adding Machine: A Musical (2010 Elliot Norton Award - Outstanding Director); The Little Dog Laughed; Fat Pig; The Moonlight Room; Our Lady of 121st Street; and The Shape of Things. Other local directing credits include The Apple Tree (The Boston Conservatory), Curse of the Starving Class (Apollinaire Theatre Company), and Things Beyond Our Control (Brandeis University). He is also a graduate of Boston University’s Theatre Department.

M. BEVIN O’GARA (Director) has previously directed You for Me For You, Love Person and The Pain and the Itch (Company One), Matt and Ben (Central Square Theater), Two Wives In India and Gary (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Elliot Norton Award nomination for Best Production), 2.5 Minute Ride (Downstage @ New Rep), Othello and The Crucible (New Rep On Tour), Melancholy Play (Holland Productions), Bat Boy: The Musical (Metro Stage), Tattoo Girl, Painting You, and Artifacts (Williamstown Theatre Festival Workshop), and ANTI-KISS (3 Monkeys Theatrical Productions). Other companies include New Repertory Theatre, the Gaiety Theatre of Dublin, and the Actors Centre of Australia. Ms. O’Gara is Associate Producer at the Huntington Theatre Company. She has a BFA from Boston University in Theatre Studies.

AMANDA OSTROW (Wardrobe Supervisor) SpeakEasy: Other Desert Cities, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; The Motherf**ker with the Hat; and Xanadu. International Touring Credit: The Aluminum Show. Local credits: A Christmas Carol (Hanover Theatre); Gross Indecency (Bad Habit Productions); Crimes of the Heart and Carnival (Gloucester Stage Company); The Understudy, Nicholas Nickleby, Blithe Spirit, Lady Day, Groundswell, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Kiss Me, Kate, Grey Gardens, Speech & Debate, The Mystery of Irma Vep, November, Souvenir (Lyric Stage); Hairspray, The Music Man, Into the Woods, La Cage Aux Folles, Mame, Hello, Dolly! (Reagle Music Theatre); Medea, Hamlet (Actors’ Shakespeare Project); Not Enough Air, The Cherry Orchard, Buried Child (Nora Theatre Company); Design for Living (The Publick Theatre). Amanda received her BA in Media Studies and Business at The University of Southern Maine and is an EMC in Stage Management.

ALIX STRASNICK (Technical Director) is excited to be back at SpeakEasy in the role of Technical Director. Past SpeakEasy TD credits include Other Desert Cities, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Next to Normal, and Xanadu. Alix also served as Master Electrician for SpeakEasy’s productions of Next Fall and The Divine Sister. Alix is the Assistant Technical Director at the Groton School (The Crucible, Rumors), as well as the Resident Technical Director for the Longwood Players’ productions of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Lend Me a Tenor, and Songs for a New World. Alix is a Boston native and has spent the last three years putting up sets and lights for over 20 Boston theatre groups.

DEB SULLIVAN** (Lighting Design) is pleased to be working with SpeakEasy Stage again and with Ms. O’Gara for the first time. Local credits include New Repertory; Chesapeake, Fully Committed (sets and lights) , Clean House (Norton Award Best Design 2008) and Euridyce. New York credits: The Public Theater/NYSF; The Ruby Sunrise, The Human Scale. Women’s Theatre Project; OR, Mary’s Hideaway Production, Play It Cool. Regional Theatre: Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, Alliance Theatre (Atlanta), Berkshire Theatre Festival, City Theatre Company (Pittsburgh), Cleveland Play House, Stages Repertory Theatre (Houston), Trinity Repertory Company. Upcoming projects include M for Huntington Theatre Co. and Pericles with Actors’ Shakespeare Project. Deb is Production Manager for ASP, a member of United Scenic Artists and bringing up Tallula.

MICHELE TEEVAN (Production Assistant / Run Crew) SpeakEasy: Other Desert Cities (PA) All About Election Eve (SM); Next to Normal (PA); Red (PA); The Divine Sister (PA). Boston: The Nutcracker (ASM) with Northeast Youth Ballet; The Death of Tintagiles (SM) and Cruel Botany (SM) with imaginary beasts; The Fakus: A Noir (SM) with Centastage; Romeo and Juliet (SM) with the Happy Medium Theatre Company; Little Shop of Horrors (PA) with New Rep. Michele is also the Associate Production Manager for SpeakEasy as well as the Assistant to the Director of Business Operations for The Office of the Arts at Emerson College. She graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Stage and Production Management in 2011.

CRISTINA TODESCO** (Scenic Design) is pleased to be working with SpeakEasy again after designing last season’s The Divine Sister and Red. Other SpeakEasy credits include: Body Awareness, The New Century, and Reckless. Cristina has also designed productions for The Lyric Stage Company of Boston, NewRep, Harbor Stage, Boston Playwright’s Theatre, The Boston Conservatory, Commonwealth Shakespeare, Olney Theater Center, R.T Institute, Actors” Shakespeare Project, Huntington Theatre, Orfeo Group, Williamstown Theater Festival, Summer Play Festival, Opera Boston, Stoneham Theatre, Suffolk University, Boston University, and Boston College. A three-time winner of the Eliott Norton Award for Best Design, she is on the faculty at Boston University’s School of Theater Arts and a member of USA Local-829.

ADELE NADINE TRAUB* (Production Stage Manager) Adele is a founding company member with the Actors’ Shakespeare Project where she has stage managed 19 productions and is the Manager of Artistic Operations. Other credits include R. Buckminster Fuller at the A.R.T.; Man of La Mancha and 1776 (Lyric Stage); It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues (Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany); Deported/a dream play, Two Wives in India, and The Salt Girl (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre); La Clemenza di Tito (Opera Boston); Seven Rabbits on a Pole (Stoneham Theatre); Living Room in Africa and Dinner With Friends (Gloucester Stage) and others. During her four years as Production Stage Manager at The Boston Conservatory, she worked on over 40 productions with the Musical Theater, Dance, Opera, and Orchestra departments. She received her B.A. from Brandeis University and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.

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Author

BRUCE NORRIS

BRUCE NORRIS (Playwright) is the author of Clybourne Park, which won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2012, the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards (London) for Best Play, 2011, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 2011. Other plays include The Infidel (2000), Purple Heart (2002), We All Went Down to Amsterdam (2003), The Pain and the Itch (2004), The Unmentionables (2006), and A Parallelogram (2010), all of which had their premieres at Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago. Two new plays, titled The Low Road and Domesticated, will premiere in 2013 at the Royal Court Theatre, London and at Lincoln Center Theatre, New York, respectively. His work has also been seen at Playwrights Horizons (New York), Lookingglass Theatre (Chicago), Woolly Mammoth Theatre (Washington, D.C.), Staatstheater Mainz (Germany) and the Galway Festival (Ireland), among others. He is the recipient of the Steinberg Playwright Award (2009), and The Whiting Foundation Prize for Drama (2006) as well as two Joseph Jefferson Awards (Chicago) for Best New Work. He lives in New York.

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*Member of Actors' Equity Association (AEA), the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

**Member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA-829

Bruce Norris All Part of the Plan Paula Plum and DeLance Minefee Race and the City: Chicago Up & Coming: Arshan Gailus Behind the Scenes with Cristina Todesco Marvelyn McFarlane Michael Kaye

 

Bruce Norris - A conversation with the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Clybourne Park.

All Part of the Plan - Walt McGough examines how playwright Bruce Norris covers fifty years in two acts.

Who's Your Neighbor Now? - Adrienne Macki Braconi, Assistant Professor of the Dramatic Arts Department and Faculty Affiliate for the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Connecticut, on race, real estate, and revisiting A Raisin in the Sun.

Race and the City: Chicago - Dan Rubin on the history of gentrification in Chicago, and its roots in racial divides.

Up & Coming: Arshan Gailus - Sound Designer Arshan Gailus on creating the sonic landscape of Clybourne Park.

Behind the Scenes of Clybourne Park - Scenic Designer Cristina Todesco on how she created a set that spans 50 years in the life of a house.

Double Duty - Marvelyn McFarlane on tackling the dual roles of Francine and Lena in Clybourne Park.

Important Stories - Michael Kaye on playing Karl Lindner in Clybourne Park.

Press Features

Boston Globe - March 2, 2013
‘A Raisin in the Sun’ inspires spinoffs and debate

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Color Magazine - March 1, 2013
Provocative Clybourne Park

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Metro - February 28, 2013
Both ‘Raisin in the Sun’ and ‘Clybourne Park’ on stage in Boston

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Reviews

Boston Globe - March 5, 2013
Sparks fly in SpeakEasy’s 'Clybourne Park'

"In M. Bevin O’Gara’s sharp and penetrating production of "Clybourne Park" at SpeakEasy Stage Company, the fuse is always lit. The only question is when the explosion will come."

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WBUR - March 5, 2013
Mr. Lindner’s Neighborhood: Welcome To 'Clybourne Park'

"Did I mention that Norris is a very funny writer? Yes, amid the racism and the hangings and the haranguings, Norris manages to balance tragedy and comedy in a very intriguing way."

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WGBH - March 7, 2013
A Wizard, a House, and a Swede

"I don’t hesitate at all to tell everyone to please go and see this stellar production. This play tears at your heart, provokes your intellect, and still manages to be ferociously funny."

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Phoenix - March 11, 2013
Sweet discomfort: SpeakEasy's production of Clybourne Park

"Director M. Bevin O'Gara and her cast have made discomfort a way station to insight, even revelation."

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Metro - March 10, 2013
A comedy of bad manners

"Some of the finest, funniest theater of the season."

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Cape Cod Online - March 5, 2013
'Clybourne Park' asks: Have things changed?

"Director M. Bevin O'Gara and all of the actors are superb at nimbly handling Norris' fiery, telling and rapid dialogue. They are equally good at making the people in both eras off-putting, yet actually funny at times and very real."

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Joyce's Choices - March 5, 2013
DO NOT MISS Clybourne Park

"It’s hard to imagine a better production than what’s onstage at SpeakEasy right now!"

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South Shore Critic - March 4, 2013
SpeakEasy's "Clybourne Park": Razing in the Sun

"We should cherish this incredibly wise play, performed by a pluperfect cast, for its blazing truth and honesty."

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New England Theatre Geek - March 4, 2013
Clybourne Park: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

"Bruce Norris’ hopes that his play will leave audiences speechless and Speakeasy’s production does that. It leaves people with more questions than answers. With the powerful cast and intricate set, Clybourne Park is the play to see this season."

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