CLYBOURNE PARK by Bruce Norris
Winner of The Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama 2011 and Winner of the Tony Award 2012. The play spans two generations fifty years apart. In 1959, Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bedroom at a bargain price, unknowingly bringing the first black family into the neighborhood (borrowing a plotline from Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun) and creating ripples of discontent among the cozy white residents of Clybourne Park. In 2009, the same property is being bought by a young white couple, whose plan to raze the house and start again is met with equal disapproval by the black residents of the soon-to-be-gentrified area. Are the issues festering beneath the floorboards actually the same, fifty years on? Bruce Norris’s excruciatingly funny and squirm-inducing satire explores the fault line between race and property. –Farrar, Straus and Giroux
“Indisputably, uproariously funny, and a quietly evocative meditation on the by-no-means-obsolete stereotypes that pervade millennial melting-pot America.”—Melissa Rose Bernardo, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Who: Century College Theatre Company
Auditions: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 6:00PM. Callbacks Wednesday, November 29, 2018
No Audition-Time Appointments Necessary
Where: Century College Theatre, 3401 Century Ave. North, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
What to Prepare: One-Minute Monologue; there will also be cold readings.
Rehearsals: 12/11-14/2017 & 01/08/2018-02/08/2018, Monday-Friday 6:00-9:00PM
Further Information: (651) 747-4059
Seeking (OPEN AUDITIONS: ALL ROLES AVAILABLE):
Character Breakdown: (All actors play one character in Act I and another in Act II.)
RUSS (1959) the father who is selling the house/DAN (2009) a workman. Caucasian.
BEV (1959) the mother/KATHY (2009) a lawyer. Caucasian.
FRANCINE (1959) a housekeeper/ LENA (2009) a professional woman. African American.
ALBERT (1959) husband to Francine/ KEVIN (2009) an investment banker. African American.
KARL (1959) a neighbor/ STEVE (2009) a prospective house buyer. Caucasian.
BETSY (1959) Karl’s pregnant wife. Deaf but speaks (ASL not required upon casting but would be wonderful)/ LINDSAY (1959) a professional woman. Caucasian.
JIM the minister/ TOM a lawyer/Kenneth Russ and Kathy’s son (only appears once) . Caucasian.
KENNETH Russ and Kathy’s son, only appears once. Caucasian.
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