March 13 - 22, 2015
Performing Arts Center
DIRECTED BY: ELIZABETH MARGOLIUS
At the heart of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a house. In act one, the house is being sold in 1959. Following a family tragedy, a white couple is selling their home in a suburban Chicago neighborhood, and their neighbors was dismayed to learn that the buyers are African-American. In act two the same house is again being sold. But now, in 2009, a white couple is purchasing the home from an African-American couple, and they butt heads over showing respect for a neighborhood that has become largely African-American. These two racially charged transactions tell the story of a home and a neighborhood, as well as the sense of history and entitlement people hang on to, even in the ever-shifting physical boundaries of the American cultural landscape.
Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award.
"Vital, sharp-witted and ferociously smart." —NY Times.
"A theatrical treasure…Indisputably, uproariously funny." —Entertainment Weekly.
"A savagely funny and insightful time bomb." —Hollywood Reporter.
"Funny as hell…The theater shakes with gales of laughter." —NY Post.
Harper Hawk Speech and Debate
Contact:Jeff Przybylo, Dir of Speech & Debate
Harper Theater Ensemble
Contact: Kevin Long, Dir of Theatre