Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park – Excellence Inspires Excellence

I am thrilled to see that Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park is the winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. According to the Pulitzer Prize's Website the play is “a powerful work whose memorable characters speak in witty and perceptive ways to America's sometimes toxic struggle with race and class consciousness.”

Fortunate for me, I was able to see Clybourne Park at Playwright Horizons last year. Definitely one of the best productions of the year (perhaps it will come to Broadway??).

How clever that this play follows up on another excellent play - Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sunwhich gets its title from an excellent poem by the great Langston Hughes – A Dream Deferred.

I guess you can say that excellence inspires excellence.

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