‘Clybourne Park’ premieres Wednesday


Students in the Marshall University School of Music and Theater perform a scene in “Clybourne Park.” The play will run through Saturday at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse.

Marshall University’s School of Music and Theatre presented Bruce Norris’s play “Clybourne Park” Wednesday at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse.
The play follows a couple, Bev and Russ, as they mourn the loss of their son. They live in an all white neighborhood and their move, the neighbors fear, will bring in an epidemic of African American community members.
“Clybourne Park” follows the historical context of the ‘50s focusing mainly in the Chicago, Illinois, area.
Ray Arnold, a Huntington resident, said he could not wait to see the play because the Marshall students never let him down.
“I’ve only heard great reviews of this play,” Arnold said. “These kids here at Marshall always show me a good time, and they sure are good at what they do. Every time I see something they put on, I’m never disappointed.”
Each actor plays two characters throughout the play. The actors change characters after Act I.
Rynn Weaver, a Marshall student, said it is hard not to come out and support the hard work the students put into the play.
“I have met a few people in the theatre department, and they are all so great you cant not want to come out and see what they have been working on,” Weaver said. “I know my hopes for it won’t be let down.”
Clybourne Park will continue running every night until Saturday.
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