Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Mad Cow Theatre examines race and gentrification in the Tony Award-winning 'Clybourne Park'

Posted By on Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 9:00 PM

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Many of us don’t go a day without seeing something in the news about race relations. These issues have been going on for decades, as can be seen in Bruce Norris’ Tony Award-winning Clybourne Park, which debuts at Mad Cow this weekend. The play begins in 1959 as a white, middle-class neighborhood called Clybourne Park is shaken by new black residents. Fast-forward 50 years and Clybourne Park, which has become predominantly black, is now dealing with potential gentrification. Follow the community as their story unfolds with personal histories intertwining and prejudices colliding along the way. Floridian actress Trenell Mooring, who has appeared in 10 other shows at Mad Cow, including Donald Margulies’ Shipwrecked! An Entertainment and Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker, is set to star in the monthlong run.

Opens 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, through Sept. 6 | Mad Cow Theatre, 54 W. Church St. | 407-297-8788 | madcowtheatre.com | $24.25-$35.25

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