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By Bruce Norris
Directed By Pamela Berlin

Scenic Design By Michael Schweikardt
Lighting Design By John Lasiter

Pittsburgh Public Theatre
Pittsburgh, PA

This winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award inspects one house in two separate years: 1959 and 2009. In Act One, the problem centers on a black family moving into Chicago's white Clybourne Park. In Act Two, it's 50 years later and the issue is white gentrification in the now black neighborhood. Norris has conceived a sharply funny play about the minefield of personalities that must be negotiated before a community can be created.