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Play Reading Group - Online Play Reading: 'Clybourne Park' by Bruce Norris
28th April from 19:30 to 22:00
In the Comfort Of Your Home

Just like the Radio 4 Play for the Day! 

An acerbically brilliant satire that explores the fault line between race and property. In 1959, Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bed for a knock-down price, enabling the first black family to move into the neighbourhood and alarming the cosy white urbanites of Clybourne Park, Chicago. In 2009 the same property is being bought by Lindsey and Steve, a young white couple, whose plan to raze the house and start again is met with a similar response. As the arguments rage and tensions rise, ghosts and racial resentments are once more uncovered...

Bruce Norris's play Clybourne Park was first performed at Playwrights Horizons, New York City, in February 2010. The play received its European premiere at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September 2010, transferring to Wyndham's Theatre in the West End in February 2011.

The reading will be run using Zoom so please contact Lucy Hayton on lucyhayton@hotmail.com if you would like the URL link for the session.  
 
If you would like to take part and read for any of the sessions it would be helpful if you could email Lucy Hayton on lucyhayton@hotmail.com so that we can do some prior arranging of parts.
 
You are very welcome to just come along and listen and take part in the discussion after the read. 
Cast: 3f 5m
In line with our EDI policy, we undertake an EDI impact assessment of all our artistic programming. 'Clybourne Park' by Bruce Norris has a central diversity message notably an exploration of historical racism and its implications for contemporary  experiences. Casting specifies gender and ethnicity of roles. 
 
This reading is licenced as an amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books
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