July 31 through August 9, 2015
Purchased online by July 30 | $15
Purchased at the door or online after July 30 (pending availability) | $20
Ticket price includes entry to the Museum, as well as showtime admission.
Friday, July 31 | Dinner 5:30 p.m., Curtain 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 1 | Dinner 5:30 p.m., Curtain 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 2 | Lunch 12:30 p.m., Curtain 2 p.m.
Friday, August 7 | Dinner 5:30 p.m., Curtain 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 8 | Dinner 5:30 p.m., Curtain 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 9 | Lunch 12:30 p.m., Curtain 2 p.m.
This summer’s collaboration between The 5 & Dime, a Theatre Company and the Cummer Museum will be Bruce Norris’s thought-provoking comedy Clybourne Park, a play about race, real-estate, and relationships. Named for the fictional white neighborhood introduced in Lorraine Hansberry’s seminal play A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park is a neighborhood twice transformed. Starting in 1959 we meet Russ and Bev, a white middle-class couple packing to move out of the neighborhood. Visits from their clergyman and their neighbors lead to a heated disagreement about the buyers for Russ and Bev’s home, a black family, and their worries about the impact on their property values. In Act 2 the audience returns to the house some fifty years later, with the same actors playing different roles. Clybourne Park is going through a gentrification and the new prospective buyers want to purchase the home to raise it and rebuild in the newly-desirable neighborhood. Their plans lead to a battle with the housing board that starts with a discussion of housing regulations and degrades to an argument around racial issues. The dispute ends when a contractor discovers a half-century old secret buried in the yard.
Don’t miss a wonderful opportunity to dine at the Cummer Café before the show with a specially priced prix fixe menu.