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The stars shine bright over the Erie Playhouse, one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the nation. Recognized as one of the 10 best community theatres in national competition in 2017, it remains at the forefront of the arts not only in Northwest Pennsylvania, but the entire state.
The Erie Playhouse received the Reader's Choice Award as the Best Community Theatre in Pennsylvania.
Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park - a razor-sharp satire about the politics of race. Inspired by Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, both acts of the play take place in the living room of a house in a fictional Chicago neighborhood, Clybourne Park, 50 years apart. Act one takes place in 1959, as white community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification. Are the issues festering beneath the floorboards actually the same, fifty years on?
Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, the 2012 Tony Award for best play, and hailed as “Vital, sharp-witted and ferociously smart” by the NY Times, Clybourne Park is a challenging and entertaining, must-see show of the season.