Call it the story of Hayes Valley (or any other emerging neighborhood in any major American city). Bruce Norris critically lauded comedy Clybourne Park, winner of the London Evening Standard Award for Best New Play, makes its West Coast premiere in January at A.C.T. The play opens in 1959, with a white couple selling their Chicago home to a black family; in Act II, we find ourselves in the same home 50 years later, as the forces of gentrification transform the neighborhood back into a state of blinding whiteness. The show marks the A.C.T. mainstage debut of director Jonathan Moscone, whose productions at Cal Shakes are always worth a look. This is shaping up to be the local stage event of early 2011.
Jan. 20-22; Jan. 27-30; Feb. 1-6; Feb. 8-13; Feb. 16-20, 2011