Rapture Theatre in association with South Lanarkshire Leisure present
By Bruce Norris
East Kilbride Village Theatre
Saturday 7 September 2019 / 7.30pm
£16.00 / £14.00
Lanark Memorial Hall
Friday 13th September 2019 / 7.30pm
“How many white men does it take to change a light bulb?”
Rapture Theatre, after its critically acclaimed productions of The Red Lion and A Streetcar Named Desire, makes a welcome return
It’s 1959 and President Eisenhower is in the White House. Bev and Russ are moving after the tragic death of their son, and they have inadvertently sold their house to the neighbourhood’s first black family.
Fifty years later, in 2009, with the first Black President just having taken office, a young white couple buy the same house in what is now a predominantly black neighbourhood.
In both instances, racial tensions escalate, the stakes are raised and the play asks the question: have our attitudes to race really changed?
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Tony and Olivier Award for Best Play and hailed as “shockingly entertaining” and “appallingly funny”, Clybourne Park is a razor-sharp satire about the politics of race.
The cast features Robin Kingsland (Rapture’s The Browning Version and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), popular Scottish performer Jackie Morrison, leading Royal Shakespeare Company actress Frances McNamee, Adelaide Obeng ( Not Bound Within for The Albany ), Benjamin Stratton (The 39 Steps), Jack Lord (War Horse for National Theatre), Steven Scott Fitzgerald (The Browning Version) and Vinta Morgan (The Merchant of Venice for Almedia Theatre).
Direction Michael Emans
Design Ken Harrison
Lighting Design Laura Hawkins
Music and Sound Design Pippa Murphy
“A rich feast of world class drama” The Scotsman on Rapture’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf