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Sarasota News Leader March 1, 2013 Page 116 ASOLO REP TO PRESENT PULITZER PRIZE WINNER CLYBOURNE PARK The Asolo Repertory Theatre is leading off its spring season with the comedy Clybourne Park, ���the razor-sharp Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning play about race, real estate and urban revitalization,��� the theater has announced. neighborhood, this time with plans for demolition, the release notes. ���Bruce Norris��� writing is funny, poetic, bitingly satiric and tremendously thought-provoking,��� the release says. ���The play���s lightning-quick repartee will Written by playwright Bruce Norris, Clybourne Park leave the audience reeling with laughter, in shock tells the story of the same suburban Chicago home and reconsidering what it means to call a place and its inhabitants that are at the center of Lorraine home,��� it continues. Hansberry���s classic drama, A Raisin in the Sun, a Clybourne Park opens on Friday, March 15, with news release notes. The first act takes place in 1959, an 8 p.m. curtain. Michael Donald Edwards, prowhen a white family agrees to sell its Clybourne ducing artistic director for Asolo Rep ��� now in his Park home to an African-American family, ���much seventh season ��� will direct the show, which will to the mortification of the neighborhood���s all-white run through May 2, the release notes. residents,��� the release adds. Clybourne Park premiered Off Broadway on Feb. Act Two fast-forwards to 2009 and examines the de- 21, 2010 to critical acclaim at Playwrights Horizon cision to re-sell the house to a white family moving in New York City and was followed by stagings at into what has now become a predominantly black Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co. in Washington. % Clybourne Park will open March 15 at the Asolo Repertory Theatre. Contributed photo

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