Clybourne Park Delivers Rave Reviews and Special Events

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Clybourne Park heads into its third weekend on a wave of outstanding reviews. Broadway World and The Rockland County Times published glowing recommendations of Elmwood’s production of Bruce Norris’s play, directed by Kathleen Mahan.

The cast performed to packed houses this past weekend and with only six performances remaining, we highly recommend reserving your tickets as soon as possible.

This Friday, November 24, the audience is invited to a special post-performance conversation with the producers of What Happened to Jackson Avenue: A Story of Urban Renewal. (Craig Smith, Executive Director, Phoenix Festival: Live Arts in Nyack and Elise Stone, Artistic Director, Phoenix Theatre Ensemble.) What Happened to Jackson Avenue is a powerful documentary about the displacement of more than 100 Nyack families, most of them Black, in the name of urban renewal. The film previewed at select screenings this past summer and is acclaimed as essential to an understanding of Nyack’s history and an important case study of the broader forces driving urban renewal across the country in the 1960s. Clybourne Park is a razor-sharp satire and winner of the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Craig and Elise will join the director and cast of Clybourne Park (Kathleen Mahan, Scott Schneider, Alison Costello, Maiysha Jones Reilly, James Gillick, Jason Summers, Ellie Greenway, and Ryan McNeill to discuss the perspectives these works offers on race, real estate, and community change. The discussion will be moderated by Elliott Forrest, Peabody Award winning broadcaster/producer WQXR and Executive and Artistic Director of ArtsRock.

Thursday, Nov. 30, is our open-caption performance. With a digital display captioning the dialogue, provided by C2, the premiere theatrical captioning service, this performance has become extremely popular. We are grateful to Orange and Rockland Community Partnership Program for their generous financial support of our Open-Caption Program.
Clybourne Park closes on December 2. You don’t want to miss this production that everyone is talking about! Get your tickets before its too late!

Alison Costello, James Gillick. Photos: Steve Schnur

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