Harper to stage Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning "Clybourne Park"

March 9, 2015

Clybourne Park

The Harper Ensemble Theatre Company will bring the humorous and razor-sharp satire of Bruce Norris' "Clybourne Park" to life.

Performances will run at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays from March 13 to March 22. The play will be held at the Performing Arts Center on the College's main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.

The Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play, directed at Harper by Elizabeth Margolius, explodes in two outrageous acts set 50 years apart.

The first act picks up where "A Raisin in the Sun" left off in 1959 as community leaders in a Chicago neighborhood anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. The second act fast-forwards to the same house 50 years later, now in the predominantly African-American neighborhood battling to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.

"Clybourne Park" contains adult themes, racial conversations and strong adult language, so the play is recommended only for adults and mature teenage audiences. Tickets are $12 to $15.

Contact the Harper College Box Office at 847.925.6100 or harpercollege.edu/boxoffice.

Press contact: Kim Pohl, Media Relations Manager, 847.925.6159