UE Theatre Opens 2013-14 Shanklin Theatre Season with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play "Clybourne Park"

Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The University of Evansville Theatre proudly announces the captivating start to its 2013-14 season with Bruce Norris’s Clybourne Park, opening at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27 in Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 28, Oct. 3, 4 and 5 and at 2:00 p.m. on Sept. 29 and Oct. 6.

Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park is a razor-sharp comedy that explores the fertile ground of race and real estate in America. Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park portrays the acerbic appraisal of a Chicago neighborhood’s ethnic evolution over the span of 50 years. Clybourne Park is sure to be heralded as the most highly acclaimed new play ever produced in Shanklin Theatre.

Clybourne Park is directed by John David Lutz, Department Chair, with scenic design by Associate Professor Eric Renschler, costume design by Professor Patti McCrory, lighting design by Sarah Stolnack, a junior from Seattle, Wash., and sound design by Anna Rhoads, a junior from Nashville, Ind. The eight-member cast features seniors Julie Adamo, from Chesapeake, Va.; Dylan Frederick, from Edina, Minn.; Alex Raby, from Sheridan, Ind.; juniors Ben Anderson, from Los Angeles, Calif.; Anders Nerheim, from Minnetrista, Minn.; Raleigh Wade, from Atlanta, Ga.; and sophomores Devin Fluker, from Las Vegas, Nev.; and De’Yonte’ Jenkins, from Portland, Tenn.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $13 for senior adults, students and UE faculty. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at 12 noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Subscriptions for the four-play Shanklin Theatre season are still available for $44 for adults and $38 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty. In addition to Clybourne Park, a season ticket also includes the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, Nov. 15–24; Compleat Female Stage Beauty, by Jeffrey Hatcher, Feb. 21–Mar. 2; and As You Like It, by William Shakespeare, Apr. 4–13. Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488–2031, Monday through Friday, 12 noon to 5 p.m.

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