Clybourne Park


by Bruce Norris

Directed by Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson

Play Description

3 W, 4 M

Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award, Bruce Norris’ CLYBOURNE PARK is a play which takes on the provocative issues of race, political correctness, and the changing social landscape in America, while still managing to make us laugh along the way. Act One takes place in 1959, in Chicago’s Clybourne Park neighborhood, as the community responds to a black family buying a house there. Act Two takes place in 2009, in the same house, as the next generation of this black family struggles to hold on to its sense of identity.

“Funny as hell . . . The theater shakes with gales of laughter.” –The New York Post

“Vital, sharp-witted and ferociously smart.” –The New York Times


(*=Current UIS Student; @ = LLCC Student)

ACT ONE/1959

RUSS: Justin Ketterman*

BEV (Married to Russ): Liza Torrence*

FRANCINE: Makilah Alexander*

JIM: Wes Hill*

ALBERT (Married to Francine): Roe Maclin@

KARL: Blake Barnes*

BETSY (Married to Karl): Meghan Milewski*


ACT TWO/2009

TOM: Wes Hill*

LINDSEY: Meghan Milewski*

KATHY: Liza Torrence*

STEVE (Married to Lindsey): Blake Barnes*

LENA: Makilah Alexander*

KEVIN (Married to Lena): Roe Maclin@

DAN: Justin Ketterman*

KENNETH: Wes Hill*



(*=Current UIS Student; @=LLCC Student; (a)= UIS Alum; ^=UIS Faculty; #=UIS Staff; (c)=Community Member)

Director: Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson^

Scenic Designer/Technical Director: Dathan Powell^

Stage Manager: Melissa Betty(c)

Assistant Stage Manager: Jessey Bruce*

Assistant Stage Manager: Emteecha Rocha*

Costumes Designer: Diandra Wilson*

Costumes Assistant: Rebekah Lange@

Dramaturg: Myaa Fallon(a)

Lighting Designer: David Hecht*

Props/Running Crew: Colin Vancrey*

Props/Running Crew: Sebastian Hadley-Ives*