Woolly Mammoth Theatre adds shows for Clybourne Park

Jul 27, 2011
Clybourne Park

With performances already selling out, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is delighted to announce two additional performances of its smash-hit Clybourne Park. The additional shows will be on Sunday, August 7th and Sunday, August 14th, both at 7:30pm. Audience exchanges will follow both performances, and guests will be announced at a later date. Tickets are now on sale for these performances online at www.woollymammoth.net, through the Box Office at 202-393-3939, or in person at 641 D Street, NW.

Called "The best play of 2010 and then some," (The Washington Post) Clybourne Park has received national and international awards recognition, including playwright Bruce Norris' 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as the 2011 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, and the 2011 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Resident Play and Outstanding Director.

In the 1950's, a white community in Chicago splinters over the black family about to move into their neighborhood. Fast forward to present day: as we climb through the looking glass of Lorraine Hansberry's classic A Raisin in the Sun, the same house now represents very different demographics. Neighbors pitch a horrifying yet hilarious battle over territory and legacy that reveals how far our ideas about race and gentrification have evolved-or have they?

Following the momentum of last year's intense conversations related to race and gentrification in DC, Woolly has programmed an unprecedented schedule of special guests including journalists, city leaders, artists, professors, and local business owners to spark post-show discussions with audience members. There is a post-show activity scheduled for every performance during the run of Clybourne Park from July 21 - August 14, 2011. All post-show events are free, and attendance at the performance prior to a post-show activity is not required. Check our website at www.woollymammoth.netwww.woollymammoth.net for complete listing of post-show guests and events.