Well Made Productions

Clybourne Park

PREMIERED 2019

The Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning satire on race and property

After the successful A Raisin in the Sun and Beneatha’s Place, Well Made Productions presents the third performance of the Raisin Cycle: Clybourne Park. The American playwright Bruce Norris wrote the play as a spin-off of A Raisin in the Sun, the Broadway classic by Lorraine Hansberry from 1959. The highly topical Clybourne Park (2010) also became a Broadway hit and won numerous prizes, including the prestigious Pulitzer Prize.

Clybourne Park is about racial tension and gentrification. Near Clybourne Park in Chicago, a house is sold to a black family for little money, the first black family in the white district. Promptly the neighbours start to stir, afraid as they are of their community: before you know it, the neighbourhood becomes uninhabitable.

Years later Steve and Lindsey buy a house in Clybourne Park for a hefty sum of money and knock it down to build something new there. They are the first white family in a black neighbourhood. It all causes a lot of commotion. Concerned neighbours are stirring: before you know it, the neighbourhood will become priceless.

Press

‘Clybourne Park by Well Made Productions is a very interesting performance, which raises many questions about the coexistence of different population groups, to which you can and must come up with your own answers.’ Read more…

Max Arian, Theaterkrant

‘Clybourne Park is an excellently made performance that fascinates from start to finish and also holds up a mirror.’ Read more…

sandra kooke, Trouw ★★★★☆

‘With Clybourne Park, Well Made Productions brings relevant and highly topical themes to the stage, which is to be welcomed.’ Read more…

Sander Janssens, HET Parool

‘In Clybourne Park (Bruce Norris, 2010) tensions first subside, then suddenly pop out of the dialogues loud and clear.’ Read more…

Elisabeth Oosterling, NRC

CAST

Joy Wielkens as Francine / Lena
Anke van ‘t Hof as Beth / Kathy
Sergio IJssel as Albert / Kevin
Yorick Zwart as Karl / Steve
Marcel Osterop as Jim / Tom
Peter van Heeringen as Russ / Dan
Margje Wittermans as Betsy / Lindsey
Tim Teunissen as Kenneth

CREW

Text Bruce Norris
Direction Teunkie van der Sluijs
Translation Esther Duysker
Dramaturgy Karim Ameur
Assistant direction Karlijn Mofers

Sound design Ata Güner
Light design / costume Clement & Sanôu
Decor design Niek Kortekaas and Sjoerd Kortekaas
Technique Dave Conijn and Gijs Brinkman
Executive production Eva Hermus
Assistant production & technique Kelly Hoekstra

Publicity Frédérique Donker and WildChild Agency
Graphic design Design Guys
Photography Sharon Jane D.

Production Well Made Productions
Co-production ITA and Likeminds

Funds

Stichting Melanie, Lira fonds, FONDS21, AFK, ZABAWAS, Democracy & Media Foundation, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

Photo: Sharon Jane D.

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