Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Share Your Thoughts: "Clybourne Park"

The staged reading of Bruce Norris' "Clybourne Park" took place last night at 7:30 p.m. at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette. The post-show discussion was moderated by two graduate students from Purdue University, Lisa Young and Casarae Gibson.

Did you attend the staged reading of "Clybourne Park"? What did you think about the characters, the plot and the dialogue? What were some of the high points? What will you remember about the reading?

The next staged reading will be Tina Howe's "Approaching Zanzibar" on May 12.

1 comment:

kindofahoosier said...

I have some thoughts.

During the Q&A session after, there were many interesting points as is the usual. I was confused however, about the detour comment at the end regarding suicide of soldiers in that era...

It appeared to be an obvious detour.

I say that because of its placement in the discussion, and perhaps its lack of continuity in the conversation.

Not saying it's not an issue by any means. It's certainly tragic.

But wasn't its brief mention as a minor plot point, a blip even in comparison to the main story arc, meant to convey how it was overshadowed by racially motivated or racially borne housing discrimination?

Wasn't that the whole 'non-point'?

Rick Siler