Welcome to the Neighborhood

In 1959 when Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking play A Raisin in the Sun debuted on Broadway the world was a different place. Or was it? The play which has become an American classic, explored the world of the Youngers family as it faced opposition becoming the first African American family to move into the mostly white Clybourne Park neighborhood in Chicago. In the new play, Clybourne Park now running at Woolly Mammoth Theater, a white family meets some fear, a crossroads of understanding and some laughter as they move into the Clybourne Park community of today, now an all African American. This new work, a DC premiere, picks up the conversation about race and gentrification where A Raisin in the Sun left off and audiences will continue to talk as they leave the theater. How much has really changed? Tickets are on sale now and the show runs through April 11.

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