Pulse Arts and Culture: Clybourne Park
37 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Join Pulse Arts & Culture for Young Professionals Night at the Warehouse Theatre! Enjoy a discussion with fellow Pulse YP's before the Clybourne Park show.
Happy hour and the discussion will begin 6pm. Appetizers and free drink tickets will begin at 7pm followed by the show at 8pm.
We will be hosting a discussion about gentrification in Greenville: the pros and cons, the ramifications for affordable housing, housing discrimination, etc., followed by the Warehouse Theatre’s fall production of Clybourne Park, which also addresses these issues. Deb Long will moderate the discussion, accompanied by panelists Deborah McKetty with Bon Secours , Ivory Matthews with Greenville Housing Authority and Tina Belge with Greenville County Planning.
About Clybourne Park
Clybourne Park spans two generations fifty years apart. In 1959, Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bedroom at a bargain price, unknowingly bringing the first black family into the neighborhood (borrowing a plot line from Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun) and creating ripples of discontent among the cozy white residents of Clybourne Park. In 2009, the same property is being bought by a young white couple, whose plan to raze the house and start again is met with equal disapproval by the black residents of the soon-to-be-gentrified area. Are the issues festering beneath the floorboards actually the same, fifty years on? Bruce Norris’s excruciatingly funny and squirm-inducing satire explores the fault line between race and property.