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March 22, 2016

UM Theatre Presents Clybourne Park

Montevallo, Ala. – The University of Montevallo Theatre Department recently presented Clybourne Park from March 18 to 20 in the Reynolds Theatre on the UM Campus.

“I feel that this play does an incredible job of addressing many of today’s major social issues,” Chris Patillo commented. Patillo served as Assistant Director and is currently a junior theatre major with a concentration in directing and special interest in casting.

Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize and inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” the play provides perspectives of racial issues in both the 1950’s and current day.

“I think this play is important because it makes us have hard conversations,” said Senior theatre major Cassie Worrell. “It is about being the change…and being responsible for the change in yourself and others.”

“The play provokes thoughts on what are frequently heated and emotional topics such as gender roles, racial discrimination and gentrification, topics that have even made recent news in Birmingham,” Patillo said. “Clybourne Park made audiences evaluate their stance on these topics and determine feelings on how these issues are being addressed in their communities.”

For information on the UM Theatre department please contact theatre@montevallo.edu or (205) 665-6210.

 

About The University of Montevallo

The University of Montevallo seeks to be unique in higher education in Alabama, by providing students from throughout the state an affordable, geographically accessible, “small college” public higher educational experience of high quality. Settled within an atmosphere of national historic beauty and offering a tradition of innovative cultural expression, we seek to provide professional programs supported by a broad base of arts and sciences that are designed for intellectual and personal growth in the pursuit of meaningful employment and responsible, informed citizenship.