Grand Rapids Civic Theater’s upcoming production–Sure to be a hit!

By Nancy Brozek

Clybourne ParkThank you for joining us for The Sound of Music! We hope you enjoyed the production and your experience at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and that we will continue to see you throughout the remainder of the season. We are committed to enhance the cultural life of West Michigan by creating opportunities for people to enjoy live theatre performances using community artists. We are continually working to ensure that the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre remains one of the great community theatres in the nation, through the passionate delivery of high-quality live performance, innovative and comprehensive education, enriching volunteer participation, and a superior customer experience.


Next up is Clybourne Park (January 17 – February 2, 2014) Dramatic Comedy – Mature Audiences – Language may be offensive to some patrons.


“Vital, sharp-witted and ferociously smart.” Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award for Best New Play — West Michigan Premiere.


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 an African American 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.This wickedly funny and fiercely provocative play about race, real estate, and the volatile values of each won nearly every honor the theatre has to give.Honored, acclaimed and completely outrageous, Clybourne Park quickly became Broadway’s hottest ticket.