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Clybourne Park

CLOSED - October 13 - 30, 2022

Opening Night October 14th

By: Bruce Norris
Directed By: Phaedra Tillery-Boughton
 
Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park is a razor-sharp satire about the politics of race. In response to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, playwright Bruce Norris set up Clybourne Park as a pair of scenes that bookend Hansberry’s piece.
 
These two scenes, fifty years apart, are both set in the same modest bungalow on Chicago’s northwest side that features at the center of A Raisin in the Sun. The first scene takes place before and the second scene takes place after the events of A Raisin in the Sun. In 1959, Russ and Bev are moving out to the suburbs after the tragic death of their son. Inadvertently, they have sold their house to the neighborhood’s first black family. Fifty years later in 2009, the roles are reversed when a young white couple buys the lot in what is now a predominantly black neighborhood, signaling a new wave of gentrification. In both instances, a community showdown takes place, pitting race against real estate with this home as the battleground.
 

Cast & Production

Show Cast

*Actors appear courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

Jim/Kenneth/TomSteve Allhoff
Albert/Kevin*Ron Chapman
Russ/DanRon Dritz
Betsy/LindseyCaitlin Gjerdrum
Francine/LenaAnJu Hyppolite
Karl/Steve*Scott Reardon
Bev/KathyMary Lou Torre
Production team
DirectorPhaedra Tillery-Boughton
Stage ManagerKia Linton
Sound DesignerJules Indelicato
Lighting DesignerEd Hunter
Production ManagerRiver Bermudez-Sanders
Producer/Company ADRandy O’Hara
Hair/WigsJenny Maupin
Costume Consultant/Company MDPam Lampkin

Bios

Steve Allhoff

Jim/Kenneth/Tom
Steve (He/Him/His) is pleased to be returning to Hillbarn’s stage. His previous credits include Mr. Green (“Clue: On Stage”), Phoebus (“The Hunchback of Notre Dame”), Cinderella’s Prince (“Into the Woods”), and Edward Rutledge (“1776”), for which he received a BATCC nomination. Outside of theater, Steve lives the life of applied acting in the magical world of SaaS sales. Steve would like to thank his family and friends for their continued support and attendance of his shows.

*Ron Chapman

Albert/Kevin
Ron Chapman (He/Him/His) is an actor who believes in the power and necessity of storytelling. He last appeared as Pericles in Pericles, Prince of Tyre with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival.

Ron Dritz

Russ/Dan
Ron (He/Him/His) is thrilled to be joining the cast of Clybourne Park. Previous favorite roles include Mr. Maraczek in She Loves Me (Ross Valley Players), Gus in CATS (Broadway by the Bay), Doc in West Side Story (Berkeley Playhouse) and Ben Weatherstaff in The Secret Garden (CCCT). Prior to his stage career Ron spent thirty years as a practicing anesthesiologist. Ah, but that’s another story…

Caitlin Gjerdrum

Betsy/Lindsey
Caitlin Gjerdrum (she/they) feels honored to be making her Hillbarn debut alongside such an inspiring, grounded, and compassionate group of humans. Favorite past credits include Feste in Twelfth Night, Little Red in Into the Woods, and zillions of strong female leads in new works you probably haven’t heard of yet. Love to the creative team. MR, RR, AK—thank you.

AnJu Hyppolite

Francine/Lena
AnJu Hyppolite (She/Her/Hers) is an award-winning actor, writer, and educator. AnJu was last seen in National Queer Theater’s production of The Survival by Achiro P. Olwoch at Lincoln Center. Off-Broadway: Mirrors, The Johnsons, Rent Party, The Passage, Rebelliousness, and Speechless. Regional: Intimate Apparel (Mayme, Arty Award nominee), To Kill a Mockingbird (Calpurnia, Arty Award recipient), Mama Won’t Fly (Essie/Aunt Ardale/Kiki, Shellie Award nominee), Penthesilea, The Color Purple, Agamemnon, and Fortinbras (Horatio).

*Scott Reardon

Karl/Steve
Scott Reardon (He/Him/His) is a San Francisco/Bay Area native! Theatre: Beach Blanket Babylon (12+ years), TheatreWorks of Silicon Valley, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Musical Theatre West, 5-Star Theatricals, PCPA, Disney Cruise Line, Oregon Cabaret, to name a few. Commercial: Visa, Samsung, Philips, Dell, Verizon, LinkedIn, Logitech, LG, Dolby, Google, Cisco Systems, Symantec and more. BA-Drama, UC Irvine (Honors in Musical Theatre and Acting); M.A.-Special Education, Alliant International University. Actor’s Equity Association member and Roger Sturtevant Award Recipient. www.ScottReardon.net

Mary Lou Torre

Bev/Kathy
Mary Lou Torre (She/Her/Hers) is delighted to work on her first show at Hillbarn with this fabulous group of artists. Mary Lou has worked with companies such as City Lights, Dragon Productions, SF Playhouse, The Pear, and theatreQ. Favorite roles include Becky in Becky’s New Car, Ruth in Calendar Girls, Chloe in Lips Together, Teeth Apart and Ruthie in Making God Laugh. ML sends love and hugs to her hubby and friends who read this.

*Actors appear courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

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2022/2023 Season

Bye Bye Brigitte

We will miss you

(Lynette “squeaky”Fromme) (she/hers) Brigitte is a native Bay Area actress and theatre maker. When Brigitte is not on the stage she is taking your calls managing the Hillbarn Box office. Brigitte Is very excited to be back performing on the Hillbarn stage with such an incredible wealth of bay area talent. Some past roles include Ensemble/swing in Kinky Boots (ROLT), Kelly Manning in The Mad Ones & Heather Chandler in Heathers (PSP), Ali in Mamma Mia (San Jose Stage Co), Poppy in Noises Off (Hillbarn Theatre), Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods (LASC).