"Subtle text and direction, skilfully performed. A brilliantly crafted production, spellbinding from beginning to end, and holding up a mirror to us all."
"In Teunkie Van Der Sluijs' direction, it is filled with subtle references to all kinds of discrimination. A fascinating production asking numerous questions about how a diverse society navigates coexistence."
In the Chicago suburb Clybourne Park, a house is being sold to a Black family – the first Black family in a hitherto white neighbourhood. The neighbours worry about their community: before you know it, the neighbourhood may become uninhabitable. Years later, a pair of young urban professionals buy the same house with a view to knocking it down and building a lavish family home, thus gentrifying the now predominantly Black neighbourhood. Again, the neighbours are concerned: before you know it, the neighbourhood may become unaffordable.
The Netherlands premiere production of the award-winning play opened at Internationaal Theater Amsterdam before a national tour.
Bruce Norris (transl. Esther Duysker)
lighting & costume design
Clement & Sanôu
Anke van ‘t Hof
Peter van Heeringen