‘Clybourne Park’ to Open in Dorset
Dorset Theatre Festival is thrilled to present their fourth and final play of the 2013 summer season, ‘Clybourne Park,’ by Bruce Norris, as a co-production with Barrington Stage in the Berkshires. The play will start its run in Dorset, August 15 to 31, before moving on to Barrington in September. ‘Clybourne Park’, a Tony award and Pulitzer Prize winning play which opened to great acclaim on Broadway last year, was written in response to Lorraine Hansberry’s play ‘A Raisin in the Sun’, and portrays events which take place both before and after the events of the Hansberry play, as the residents of a Chicago neighborhood in transition are forced to confront their racial prejudices.
The production will be directed by DTF resident director Giovanna Sardelli, recently featured in the NY Times article “Meet the Directors,” about influential female directors. The stellar cast includes Carol Halstead, who performed on Broadway in Gore Vidal’s ‘The Best Man;’ Clea Alsip, recently seen in ‘The Killing of Sister George’ opposite Kathleen Turner at Long Wharf Theatre; Kevin Crouch who performed in ‘His Girl Friday’ at Connecticut Reperatory Theatre; Lynette R. Freeman who recently played Ruth in ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ at the Arkansas Reperatory Theatre; Andy Lucien, recently seen in ‘The Last Seder’ at Theater Three; Greg Jackson who co-wrote, co-directed and co-starred in the off-Broadway hit ‘Duet!;’ and Remi Sandri, who starred in the east coast premiere production of ‘The North Pool’ at Barrington Stage.
“This play represents modern American playwriting at its finest; a play this entertaining and thought-provoking is a truly special opportunity for the festival and the community,” says Artistic Director, Dina Janis.
Evening performances are Wednesday through Saturday and Tuesday, August 27, at 8. Matinees are Wednesdays and Sundays at 3, with a special Saturday matinee on August 19, followed by a talk-back with the director and artistic director. For tickets call the box office at 867-2223, or visit dorsettheatrefestival.org.