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Bruce Norris

Aisle View: Swingers With Qualms

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.15.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Bruce Norris, who has given us the award-winning Clybourne Park (about race relations) and the less-successful Domesticated (about the broken marriage of a philandering politician), turns to wife-swapping in The Qualms.

Boys in the Attic

George Heymont | Posted 06.19.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Two recent Bay Area productions included characters whose lives were haunted by the suicide of their son. The ghost of one son appears onstage; the other is never seen.

Would You Like Fries With Your Dysfunction?

George Heymont | Posted 06.02.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Comedians love to test an audience by pushing the envelope. Push hard and, if you get a good laugh, push even harder. Keep pushing as you test the crowd to see how far you can go without completely alienating people.

The Art of Betrayal

Sally Fay | Posted 03.02.2014 | Arts
Sally Fay

I am by no means a reviewer, but I have experienced betrayal. My 26-year marriage ended with it, with subsequent lies and deceits still surfacing layers of betrayal. I am interested in exploring the topic and want to know if art imitates life, and more importantly, if it can make sense of it.

Scratching One's Head About The Pain and the Itch

Brad Schreiber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Brad Schreiber

For some reason, those who vote for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama over at Columbia University are often smitten by the mufti-generational family saga. It worked quite a few times for O'Neill and plays like Sam Shepard's Buried Child and Tracy Letts's August: Osage County.

The Battle Of The Sexes Gets An Update

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

Domesticated, a caustic, often funny, but ultimately rather superficial new play by Bruce Norris at Lincoln Center Theater, is basically a news update from the front lines of the War Between the Sexes.

Revisiting Clybourne Park

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 10.30.2012 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

The more I thought about the play, the more beautiful it was. When someone recounted the ending to me a year later, I started crying.

In Clybourne Park, President Obama Would Be an Impossibility

Carla Seaquist | Posted 08.27.2012 | Arts
Carla Seaquist

Imagine it again: Not just a few but a majority of those voting in 2008 were enlightened hearts and they made electoral history. But not one of them is onstage in Clybourne Park. How then is this play, as The New York Times' theatre critic claims, "ferociously smart"?

Stage Door: Clybourne Park

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.02.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

One of the more provocative forums of engagement is theater. We've come a long way from enforced segregation, but as Clybourne Park ruefully notes, we have yet to realize Martin Luther King's dream of a color-blind society.

Clybourne Park on Broadway: There Goes the Neighborhood

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.23.2012 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

Now on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theater after a stunning debut two years ago, Bruce Norris biting Pulitzer Prize winning drama Clybourne Park begins in 1959 with a couple leaving their Chicago home after many years.

Theater: 'Clybourne Park' Moves to Broadway; Property Values Rise

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.20.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Clybourne Park has just moved to Broadway and its new neighbors are not happy about it. Can you blame them?

'Clybourne Park': The Old Neighborhood Returns

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 06.20.2012 | Home
Wilborn Hampton

Clybourne Park first appeared on America's literary map in 1959's A Raisin in the Sun. In his boisterous play Clybourne Park, Bruce Norris conducts a then-and-now tour of the old neighborhood that finds rabid racism still rages beneath a veneer of bonhomie.

Clybourne Park Explores Other Side of Raisin in the Sun

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 12.31.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Unfortunately, the work's power is diluted by the characters' generally unappealing nature -- I found myself drawn to perhaps two of the actors in each act -- and the stiff way in which they carried themselves.

Saki Knafo

Pulitzer Prize Winners For 2011: See The Full List

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.18.2011 | Media

The 2011 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Monday, and many of the journalism awards went to venerable, well-decorated publications. The New York T...

`Clybourne Park' Examines Race And Real Estate

AP | MICHAEL KUCHWARA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

NEW YORK — Race and real estate. No shortage of opinions about either one. Intertwine the two and you get "Clybourne Park," Bruce Norris' remar...