Clybourne Park


Bruce Norris’ brilliant black (and white) comedy – Clybourne Park – had its South African premiere at the Fugard Theatre on 16 August 2016 and was directed by Greg Karvellas. Scathingly funny and uncomfortably honest, Bruce Norris’ hilarious script explores the fault line between race and property.

It’s 1959, and Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bedroom Chicago Bungalow in Clybourne Park, which enables the first black family to move into the neighbourhood, creating ripples of discontent amongst the cosy white suburbanites of Clybourne Park. Fast forward to 2009, the same property is being bought by a young white couple, Lindsey and Steve, whose plan to raze and redevelop the house stir similar echoes of unhappiness in the now all-black community.


First performance
16 August 2016

Final performance
1 October 2016

Main Theatre


Russ, Dan
Andrew Buckland

Bev, Kathy Susa
Danford Francine,

Lesoko Seabe

Jim, Tom, Kenneth
Scott Sparrow

Karl, Steve
Nicholas Pauling

Albert, Kevin
Pope Jerrod

Betsy, Lindsey
Claire-Louise Worby

Creative team

Bruce Norris

Eric Abraham

Daniel Galloway

Associate Producer
Lamees Albertus

Greg Karvellas

Set Design
Saul Radomsky

Associate Set Designer
Rocco Poole

Costume Design
Birrie le Roux

Wardrobe Supervisor
Widaad Albertus

Lighting Design
Kieran McGregor

Sound Design
Charl-Johan Lingenfelder

Director’s Assistant
Wynne Bredenkamp

Dialect Coach
Wilson Carpenter

Sign Language Coaching
Marsanne Selzer
Stephanie Lotz (For Jazz Hands)

Production team

Production Manager
Roberto Grové

Technical Manager
Benjamin du Plessis

Stage Manager
Shayna Gleave

Assistant Stage Manager
Ulibo Maake

Assistant Technical Stage Managers Clynt Hlubi
Achmat Khroodien

Technical Assistant
Angelo Peterson

Sound Supplier
Eastern Acoustics

Set Construction
Gerhard Morkel
Carl Gersbach (For CHG Engineering)

Scenic Painting
Nadine Minnaar
Eloise Millward

Production Assistant
Koos Marais

Jesse Kate Kramer

Pre-Production Photography
Daniel Rutland Manners

Christine Skinner


“Top cast bring to life racial tensions still relevant today.”

Cape Argus


Die Burger

“A highly recommended production”

Cape Times

“Brings together some of the finest acting talents in the country. If you like your theatre provocative but caustic and witty, don’t miss this.”

Daily Maverick

“Ultimately it is just sheer theatre brilliance.”

Theatre Scene Cape Town