Clybourne Park

So I’m writing these from some notes that I recorded. I think I should have a Vlog instead!

That’s right I did Clybourne Park. It’s about race but it’s not about race. It’s about the discussion going on today about race. It is set in Chicago, which as you know (or maybe you don’t–‘nother surprise) is near and dear to my heart!

{Quick shout out to Chi-town! I love you miss you and wish we were back! Especially since we had a horrid winter this season!}

It’s really NOT about race, it’s about the conversation going on in America dealing with races. This is ESPECIALLY poignant for Tulsa, OK. Tulsa was home the nations largest race riot back in the day! 300 people were killed, they burned down a whole part of the city, it was awful. The year we moved to Tulsa there were two white guys that went on a killing spree in North Tulsa. Killing black people. The KKK is still actively recruiting in Tulsa. And to this day the city still remains hugely segregated. And nobody wants to talk about it, nobody wants to do anything about it.

It is a 2 act show. First act takes place in 1959 and is “pre-quel” to Rasin in the Sun. The second half takes place in 2009 and is a sequel of sorts to Rasin in the Sun.

Great Show, GREAT CAST, the play has won Tony’s and Pulitzers. Can’t say enough.

HOWEVER, this show instead of being an escape from my job, my job became an escape from the show.  January was a difficult month for buying the house and training, February was a tough rehearsal schedule.

I’m honestly glad it’s finished, I’m glad to be able to rest! And see my husband!

Fearless Director Vern

Vern Our Director when we were in our rehearsal space.

Kristin on Book

Kristin (Betsy) on book while we run lines in the dressing room

Karl excited for the show

Joe (Karl) excited to get started with the show.

Boys Pondering Vanilla instead of Neapolitian

Sidney (Jim), Joe (Karl), and Kurt (Russ) (L-R)

Wondering why it isn't Neapolitan Ice Cream

Wondering why it isn’t Neapolitan Ice Cream

Me (Bev) fixing Kristin's (Betsy) hair for the IDR.

Me (Bev) fixing Kristin’s (Betsy) hair for the IDR.

Francine and Albert

Dione (Francine) and Nick (Albert) with their backstage shenanigans.

Last show and the cast kept their phones to take backstage pictures....and in this case one of Bev and Betsy onstage

Last show and the cast kept their phones to take backstage pictures….and in this case one of Bev and Betsy onstage

Last Show Francine and Bev

Dione (Francine) and Me (Bev)–Last Show

Last Show the whole cast and Vern

Last Show the whole cast and Vern

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