Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Black & White

Sunday night we saw a terrific new play.

"In 1959, a white family moves out. In 2009, a white family moves in. In the intervening years, change overtakes a neighborhood, along with attitudes, inhabitants and property values. Loosely inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, this pitch-black comedy from Bruce Norris takes on the specter of gentrification in one of America’s most recognizable communities – leaving no stone unturned in the process."

Great writing. Great cast. Great concept.

1 comment :

  1. It sounds like a great concept, taking a classic play and working with it to conceptualize what might have ensured. I understand jokes were used and I hope they were not racial (both black and white) that fell out of context. I'm reminded of sensitivity training we had to go through at the company where I worked. We met, broke into groups, and listed every negative term we could think of for people of other races. It was a stupid exercise.