Students at OPRF High School star in the Little Theatre performance of Clybourne Park, a production exploring themes of race, housing and community.
The timely program sets the stage of various people selling a house in two different time periods. The first takes place in 1959, when a white couple mourning their son’s suicide sells their home in an all-white neighborhood to an African-American family. Community outrage ensues. Then in act two, 50 years go by and an African-American couple in 2009 sells the house to a white family that wants to alter its historic Chicago bungalow profile. The performance will conclude with an audience talk-back with OPRF students and teachers.
Oak Park-River Forest High School produces four shows each year in the Little Theatre – two in the fall and two in the spring. The theatre provides an intimate theatre experience for student performers and the audience. The Little Theatre is located at Oak Park and River Forest High School at 201 Scoville Ave in Oak Park. Past productions include The Sparrow, The Crucible, Romeo and Juliet, Goodnight Desdemona (Good morning, Juliet), The Grapes of Wrath, and The Nerd.
Tickets are available for purchase online and patrons should be advised this presentation includes strong language and themes and is intended for a mature audience.
Oct 12, 2018 7-9P
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