‘Clybourne Park’ at Fox Theater

'Clybourne Park' is coming to Fox Theater on the campus of MSU and is sure to be another hit from the Department of Theater and Dance.

Clybourne Park comes to Montclair State University.

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Get ready for another hit by the Department of Theater and Dance at Montclair State University. Coming to the Howard Fox Theater on the campus of Montclair State University is Clybourne Park.

Clybourne Park is a play by Bruce Norris written in response to Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun. A Raisin in the Sun is based on a black family’s experiences in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood. Clybourne Park portrays fictional events set before and after the Hansberry play, and is loosely based on historical events that took place in the city of Chicago.

According to the Washington Post, Clybourne Park “applies a modern twist to the issues of race and housing and aspirations for a better life.” Clybourne Park was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play.

Clybourne Park will be performed on Oct. 15-17 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 18 at 2 and 8 p.m. and Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. Refreshments are available at the concession stand before the performance but no food or drink is permitted inside the theater at any time. For light foods and coffee, Cafe Diem is located in close proximity to the theater and connected to the library. For a full menu available 24/7, the Red Hawk Diner is located on the far end of campus.

Clybourne Park tickets are available at the box office located in the Alexander Kasser Theater or online at the Peak Performances website, peakperfs.org. The Kasser Theater is located towards the front of campus next to the Red Hawk Parking Deck. Fox Theater is located across from the library and Cafe Diem, to the left of Memorial Auditorium. Montclair undergraduate students are permitted one free ticket with their student ID. All tickets are $15. Parking is available in the Red Hawk Deck as well as the Transit Parking Deck across campus. Public transportation that runs directly in front of the Kasser Theater is also available.

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