Care, Cure, Corruption Series
By Bruce Norris
Leslie Ishii, Guest Director
January 30 – February 7, 2016
Robert Cohen Theatre
A spin-off of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, this razor-sharp satire examines race and real estate in a fictional Chicago neighborhood. At the heart of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a house, acting as the locus of reactions to the shifting racial landscape of a community. In act one, the house is being sold in 1959; following a family tragedy, a white couple is selling their home in a suburban Chicago neighborhood, and their neighbors are dismayed to learn that the buyers are African-American. In the second act, in 2009, the house is again being sold; this time, a white couple is purchasing the home from an African-American couple, and the two butt heads over showing respect for a neighborhood that has become largely African-American. These two racially charged transactions tell the story of a home and a neighborhood, while exploring the broader elements of personal and national history people choose to hang onto, even within the ever-shifting boundaries of our cultural landscape.
- Please be advised that this show contains moments that may be triggering regarding issues of PTSD, suicide and war; and sound and lighting effects reflecting violence, including strobe lights.
Evenings: Jan.30, Feb. 4, 5, 6 8:00 pm
Evening: Feb. 3 7:30 pm
Matinees: Jan. 31*, Feb. 6, 7 2:00 pm
*Ticketholders: Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team and cast.
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $14
UCI Students & Children under 17 $11
READ AN INTERVIEW WITH DRAMA CHAIR DANIEL GARY BUSBY AND DIRECTOR LESLIE ISHII