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How it works: This is a fundraiser for EPAC, hosted by Painting with a Twist at
124 S Centerville Rd, Lancaster, PA 17603. November 5th at 2:30. $40 per seat.
EPAC gets $10 from each ticket purchased. BYOB.
Painting is intended for adults but children 12 and older are permitted with an adult.
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Don't forget - EPAC's Wizard of Oz opens December 7th!
Clybourne Park, a Play in two acts, to be performed as a staged reading at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center, in partnership with Theater of The Seventh Sister. Directed by Jeremiah Miller, it will feature actors Evan Cooper, Cynthia Charles, Erika Eberly, Josh Dorsheimer, Benjamin Roberts, Paul Hood, and Mary Huff.
The year is 1959, and the play A Raisin in the Sun opens on Broadway. The show was written by Lorraine Hansberry and brought its audiences into the lives of an African American family, the Youngers, living in the slums of a 1950's Chicago. The plot focused on the opportunities presented to them when a life insurance payment falls into their hands after the death of their matriarch. Clybourne Park picks up where this show ended, and we see what happens when the promise of a new life for the Youngers affects the white neighbors of the home the Youngers have purchased.
The first act takes place in 1959, and we look upon a white family packing boxes in their living room, preparing a move from the Chicago home they just sold to the Younger family. However, neighbors on the street are rattled at the prospect of a black family moving into their neighborhood and resist the idea of the Youngers as their new neighbors. Tensions between the current homeowners and the ones they are moving away from, mixed with the arrival of the Youngers, provides a surprising glimpse into how drastically race relations have shifted in the past fifty years, and even more surprisingly, how some have not.
Fifty years on, in 2009, is where the second act takes place, and we are again in the living room of the same Chicago home. Now, however, the once neat and up-kept home is now in decay, and the current home of another African American family, this time abandoning the home at the purchase of a white family, who plans to tear it down and start anew, in the gentrification of the now predominantly black neighborhood.
Clybourne Park is a study not just of race, but also of class and the business of real estate and how the balance of these issues format our society, and the communities we live in, either by choice or by default of any other options.
EPAC on the Edge is a new cooperative of staged readings co-produced with Theater of the Seventh Sister and Creative Works of Lancaster. The series consists of staged readings, each presented one night only on the stage at Ephrata Performing Arts Center. Clybourne Park plays November 10, 2017, at 8 PM. Tickets are $15, general admission, and can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 717-733- 7966.