Neighborhoods change, but do people?  This “ferociously smart” and “pulverizingly funny” satire reveals the lives in one house through 50 years of societal changes. The Washington Post calls it “one of the feistiest, funniest evenings in years.”

Content Advisory: Contains strong language and mature themes

Clybourne Park

March 21 - April 13, Allen Theatre

written by Bruce Norris
directed by Mark Cuddy
co-produced with Geva Theatre Center

Runtime:
Act I: 55 minutes
Intermission: 15 minutes
Act II: 50 minutes
Total show time: about 2 hours

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From left: Jim Poulos as Jim, Roya Shanks as Bev, Daniel Morgan Shelley as Albert, and Kristen Adele as Francine. Photo by Ken Huth. From left: Roya Shanks as Bev, Kristen Adele as Francine, and Daniel Morgan Shelley as Albert. Photo by Ken Huth. From left: Christian Pedersen as Karl, Jim Poulos as Jim, Roya Shanks as Bev, Kristen Adele as Francine, and Daniel Morgan Shelley as Albert From left: Kristen Adele as Lena, Daniel Morgan Shelley as Kevin, Jim Poulos as Tom, Jessica Kitchens as Lindsay, and Christian Pedersen as Steve. Photo by Ken Huth. From left: Kristen Adele as Lena, Jim Poulos as Tom, and Daniel Morgan Shelley as Kevin. Photo by Ken Huth. From left: Kristen Adele as Lena, Daniel Morgan Shelley as Kevin, Jim Poulos as Tom, Jessica Kitchens as Lindsay, and Roya Shanks as Kathy. Photo by Ken Huth. Jim Poulos as Jim. Photo by Ken Huth. From left: Roya Shanks as Bev and Remi Sandri as Russ in the Cleveland Play House production of Clybourne Park in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, March 21-April 13, 2014. Photo by Taylor Crichton. From left: Jessica Kitchens as Betsy, Christian Pedersen as Karl, Roya Shanks as Bev, and Jim Poulos as Jim in the Cleveland Play House production of Clybourne Park in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, March 21-April 13, 2014. Photo by Taylor Crichton. From left: Jim Poulos as Jim, Remi Sandri as Dan, Kristen Adele as Lena, Daniel Morgan Shelley as Kevin, and Jessica Kitchens as Lindsay in the Cleveland Play House production of Clybourne Park in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, March 21-April 13, 2014. Photo by Taylor Crichton. From left: Christian Pedersen as Karl, Jessica Kitchens as Betsy, Jim Poulos as Jim, Roya Shanks as Bev, Kristen Adele as Francine, and Daniel Morgan Shelley as Albert in the Cleveland Play House production of Clybourne Park in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, March 21-April 13, 2014. Photo by Taylor Crichton.
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...hilarious and emotionally raw...demands your attention - and your attendance.

- Plain Dealer, Cleveland

...terrific CPH production hits all the right points...

- Canton Repository , Canton

...the sort of play you wish you could rewind...and watch again. Immediately.

- Plain Dealer, Cleveland

...the entire theatre package...See this show.

- The Examiner, Cleveland

Play was very thought provoking and interesting! Enjoyed looking back and seeing how far we more have come from the 50's but how far we need to go!

- SBG, Strongsville,OH

A fantastic play! Humorous, smart, relevant and engaging the whole way through. Thoroughly enjoyed and more highly recommended! The cast was phenomenal and I laughed heartily the entire time.

- MB, Brook Park

Excellent production! It definitely exceeded our expectations!

- MB, Lyndhurst

An excellent production. The play makes you think and reflect on the prejudices that we more all have on certain issues, and...the best way to confront them and discuss them openly without being worried about being "politically incorrect".

- NSR, Westlake

Really enjoyed the play. Thought provoking. Love the new theatre.

- tishj51, Cleveland Heights

...superb, elegantly written and hilarious

- The New Yorker, New York

The play was the absolute best of the season. It covered all facets of the more years that were encompassed growing up in many communities.

- M Weinke, Lyndhurst

I'd read the play about a year ago and found it to be one fine more piece of work. So glad to see that CPH gave it such a superb production. We had one excellent afternoon in the theater.

- Ian, Medina

I remember the 50's...this play powerfully displayed those times and the gentrification of the early more 2000s that has occurred in our modern age on those very same places. It gives no solution to those circumstances, but demonstrates the perspective of both races in these situations.

- Sk, Painesville

...indisputably, uproariously funny

- Entertainment Weekly, New York

...a spiky and damningly insightful new comedy

- The New York Times, New York

...smart, abrasively funny and fiendishly provocative

- Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles

A wonderful production. Very talented cast. An extraordinary script. A must-see again play. One of more the best ever at CPH.

- Joe Newman, Mayfield Heights

...a needling, insightful work, as excruciating as it is funny

- The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles

We really enjoyed this play. The actors were great and the switch of type in more the second act was well done. Our only problem was hearing some of the dialogue.

- LH, Seven Hills

Really didn't care for this play and have loved all the others...I go to plays more for entertainment not to feel really uncomfortable. The acting was good as usual though!

- JH, Bainbridge

Good show ---great subject leaves a lot to think about how we live and react more to change

- Vicki and Bob, Mentor Ohio

...a masterful work

- Chicago Tribune, Chicago


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...hilarious and emotionally raw...demands your attention - and your attendance.

- Plain Dealer, Cleveland

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