Yes, the characters are neurotic assholes, but you have to dig past that level and go further.
Reviews of Clybourne Park on Broadway.
Smart, witty, provocative and wonderfully acted by the well-knit ensemble of Crystal A. Director Pam MacKinnon lets each actor shine, pulls out the humor and is a master at the slow boil. Melissa Rose Bernardo Date: And actors have only improved though improvement was by no means necessary.
Dickinson makes Lena ever so slightly more sympathetic; Kirk is even more beautifully clueless in both her roles; and Shamos, an always Claybourne park, long-unheralded actor, is a poker-faced marvel as both Karl and Steve. There are secrets in this house and surprises, too, expertly managed by helmer Pam MacKinnon on Daniel Ostling's thematically expressive set, in the hands of a brilliant and versatile company.
All are united in the task of peeling back society's veneer to confront the terrors lurking below the surface. But it sharpens the viewer's antennae for the obfuscation in which we timidly traffic when trying to discuss those questions, and that's a public service right there.
It says them with humor and with insight. There are also some moving moments, and eerie moments that can pass for moving. Will it stir people 50 years from now? So much, in fact, that it seems almost superfluous to weigh in so late on this meaty satirical swipe at ingrained prejudices and the way we address them — or fail to.
But the fresh revelation is how well Clybourne Park plays on Broadway. New York Times By: Pam MacKinnon's production savors all the explosive vigor, confrontational edge and black comedy.
The seven-person ensemble cast is thoroughly phenomenal, particularly the emotional Wood, upbeat Kirk and over-the-top Shamos.
Designer Daniel Ostling provides a realistic setting that poignantly suffers the passing years.Apr 20, · Bruce Norris’s “Clybourne Park,” a sharp-witted comedy of American uneasiness, is on Broadway at the Walter Kerr regardbouddhiste.comon: W.
48th St, Midtown West. Clybourne Park is a top-notch play with sharp, wonderful writing, and Portland Center Stage made beautiful work of it. It’s playing now through May 5th at the .
“Clybourne Park is a universal story that isn’t about American black/white history. It’s about territory and disputes over territory because of ethnicity or difference.” It’s about territory and disputes over territory because of ethnicity or difference.”.
Deconstruct Bruce Norris’s Clybourne Park all you regardbouddhiste.coms with brows higher than mine have drilled plenty into the script: “The first act conveys provocative fill-in-the-blank, and the not-as-good second act delves into even more profound fill-in-the-blank.”.
Review by Tulis McCall 22 Feb Save yourselves some time. Pick up the phone and make a reservation to see this show right now. It is fab-oh-lah and then some. Clybourne Park has 2, ratings and reviews.
Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten* said: Updated after watching a full performance--I still don't think enjoy /5.