Bruce Norris’s play “Clybourne Park” is usually referred to as a “response” to Lorraine Hansberry’s beautiful “A Raisin in the Sun,” so it seems fitting that Playmaker’s Repertory Company would offer up the two shows in rotating repertory. Viewing the duo in such rapid succession, however, only serves to highlight the flaws in Norris’ version… Continue reading “Clybourne Park” Doesn’t Measure Up
PlayMakers Repertory Company should be commended for pulling off this feat. It’s a brilliant move on the artistic staff’s part to rep these two shows. If you’re an audience member who likes to feel involved in the show they’re watching, then this double-header is for you. The cohesiveness of the casts and the range of their abilities is draw enough to buy a ticket.
PlayMakers Repertory Company, the University of North Carolina’s professional-theater-in-residence, will ring in the New Year — and help celebrate Black History Month in February — with an invigorating twin bill of “A Raisin in the Sun” (1959) by Lorraine Hansberry and “Clybourne Park” (2010) by Bruce Norris, performed in rotating repertory, on Tuesdays-Sundays, Jan. 26-March 3.