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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

City Park Players to present Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Clybourne Park

Alexandria, Louisiana – City Park Players will present 2011 Tony Award winner Clybourne Park July 30 – August 9.

Productions will run from Thursday through Sunday on the weekends of July 30 to August 9.  

Curtain time for Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances will be 7:30 pm.  Sunday matinees will begin at 2:30 pm.

Clybourne Park is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Russ/Dan: Kendall From 
Bev/Kathy: Tina Smith 
Karl/Steve: Josh Goodnight 
Betsy/Lindsey: Amanda Phillips 
Jim/Tom/Kenneth: Daniel Townley
Francine/Lena: Karen Riley Simmons 
Albert/Kevin: David Folarin

Stage Mgr: Ashley Treib
Director:  Ty Cedars

Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris won the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for Best Play in 2011.  The play examines ideas of community and race across generations as an all-white neighborhood in 1959 anticipates the arrival of the first black family.  The play then jumps to 2009, where the house is now part of a predominantly black neighborhood.  This time the neighborhood tries to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.

Bruce Norris blends humor and drama to start a conversation about what it means to be a community.  He forces audiences to think about what it means to be racist, although that’s not the only topic.  Clybourne Park even looks at how we treat veterans when they return from serving America on the warfront.

Tickets are available in advance at www.ticket-central.org.  Reservations can be made by calling CPP at 484-4478 or by emailing CPP at cityparkplayers@gmail.com.  Tickets are also available at the door on the night of the performance.

CPP invites patrons to “Coffee Talk” gatherings in the lobby after performances on July 30 and August 7, offering coffee and the opportunity to participate in a talkback session.

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