David Mirvish will present the return of Studio 180 Theatre's highly acclaimed production of CLYBOURNE PARK by Bruce Norris. The third offering in the new Off-Mirvish series, this savagely funny comedy is directed by Joel Greenberg, and stars: Audrey Dwyer, Michael Healey, Sterling Jarvis, Jeff Lillico, Mark McGrinder, Kimwun Perehinec and Maria Ricossa.
Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking 1959 Broadway hit A Raisin in the Sun (adapted into an equally successful 1961 film); CLYBOURNE PARK takes place in a suburban Chicago neighbourhood across two generations, as a battle rages over real estate. With a modern twist on race, class, property ownership and community, CLYBOURNE PARK offers a satirical look at demographics, history, home and heart.
CLYBOURNE PARK premiered in February 2010 Playwrights Horizons in New York. It had its UK premiere in January 2011 at The Royal Court Theatre in London, where it became a runaway hit and was transferred to the West End, eventually winning the London Evening Standard, Critics' Circle, South Bank Sky Arts Theatre and Olivier awards for Best New Play. In October 2011 it was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The Pulitzer board described it as, "a powerful work whose memorable characters speak in witty and perceptive ways to America's sometimes toxic struggle with race and class consciousness."
After transferring to Broadway in early 2012, CLYBOURNE PARK won the Tony Award for Best Play in June 2012, making this play the first of this century to be bestowed with every major award in the English-speaking theatre.