What does a play set in Chicago in 1959 (Act I) and 2009 (Act II) have to say to audiences in Scotland today? Although Bruce Norris’s Clybourne Park is historically and geographically-informed, the issues that it raises transfer without too much difficulty across the Atlantic. Above all, Norris’s skewering of our racial and personal prejudices demonstrates how uncomfortable truths can make us squirm at the same time that they make us laugh. Join theatre historian, Julia Prest, and members of Rapture Theatre for a lively discussion of some of the issues raised by putting on this play in contemporary Scotland.
Catch Rapture Theatre’s performance of Clybourne Park on Thursday 10 & Friday 11 October, 7.30pm – click here to find out more
About Byre World
The School of Modern Languages at University of St Andrews, in collaboration with the Byre Theatre, offers an exciting programme of events drawn from literature, film and cultures across the world. Byre World showcases some of the research being carried out by the School of Modern Languages and brings together artists, filmmakers, writers and academics. Everyone is welcome at these events.