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CMU Theatre partners with the Avalon  to enhance the theatre experience

CMU Theatre will continue its season, Ends and Means: the Pursuit of Happiness, with Bruce Norris's poignant comedy, Clybourne Park November 8-10 in the Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theatre.

Written as a response to Lorraine Hansberry’s classic A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park portrays fictional events occurring before and after the Hansberry play. The play is set in two acts 50 years apart, first in 1959 as a white community tries to stop the sale of a home to a black family. The second act is set in the present when the same house is a part of a predominantly African-American community battling to resist gentrification. Sharp-witted, smart and insightful, Clybourne Park depicts an American experience of continued relevance. The play is rated R for strong language.

Additionally, CMU Theatre is partnering with the Avalon Theatre to enrich the theatre-going experience. To that end, the Avalon will show the original Raisin in the Sun movie, starring Sydney Poitier, on November 2 at 7:30pm. Patrons who purchase a Clybourne Park ticket prior to the November 2 film will be sent a coupon code via email for a discount to see the film. 

Tickets for Clybourne Park are available online at or at the door the night of the performance.

Tickets for the film A Raisin in the Sun are available at