A play of US race tension
Clybourne Park comes to Kilmarnock Palace on October 12.
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 and the play asks: “Have our attitudes to race really changed?”
Production is by Rapture Theatre and it features popular Scottish actress Jackie Morrison. After the show there will be a 30 minute discussion. Tickets on sale.