Event Calendar Santa Fe – FUSION Presents 2012 Tony Award Winner for Best Play, Bruce Norris’ “Claybourne Park” 8-10 p.m.Fri. Mar. 22, Sat. 2-4 p.m. Mar. 23 and 8-10 p.m. Sat. Mar. 23 at The Lensic, Santa Fe’s Performing Arts Center

Event Calendar Santa Fe

Just down the street from the Zia Diner the Lensic, Santa Fe’s Performing Arts Center is bringing in Fusion Theater to showcase the play Tony Award-winning play “Claybourne Park” for a three performance run with one performance Friday, March 22 and two performances on Saturday March 23.  A perfect evening, from our completely subjective view point would be to get a nice meal at the Zia Diner, then go over to the Lensic and enjoy this amazing play. Events in Santa Fe are plentiful and many of them are at the Lensic. For people looking for fun things to do in Santa Fe the Lensic is a perfect place to check out to see what is available.  Here’s a link to where interested play goers can buy tickets. Below is the dates and times of the performances.

 

Friday, March 22 • 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Saturday, March 23 • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Saturday, March 23 • 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Below is a description of some information about the play’s story and some of the awards the play has garnered.

FUSION is excited and honored to present the 2012 Tony Award Winner for Best Play, Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park, to Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Norris’ masterpiece is a wickedly funny and fiercely provocative play about race, real estate, and the volatile values of each. In addition to the Tony, Clybourne Park received the Olivier Award, Evening Standard Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. Inspired by A Raisin in The Sun, Clybourne Park explodes in two outrageous acts set 50 years apart. Act One takes place in 1959 as nervous 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. “Since America elected its first black president, the conversation on race has turned just as loopy as the hilarious and audacious Clybourne Park.” – NY Times, Frank Rich. Clybourne Park is directed by Fred Franklin (FUSION’s Once in a Lifetime, A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur and A Streetcar Named Desire)