Santa Monica Public Library welcomes back local theater company, Santa Monica Rep, for a reading of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play Clybourne Park on Saturday, October 8, at 2 p.m. in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

The partnership between the Santa Monica Public Library and Santa Monica Rep theater company spans five years now and has featured over 20 performances of entertaining and illuminating plays. This month, the Rep closes out their 2016 series of readings with Bruce Norris’ award-winning play Clybourne Park, a spin-off of Lorraine Hansberry’s legendary 1959 play A Raisin in the Sun. Set both before and after the events depicted in Hansberry’s play about a black family seeking housing in Chicago in the 1940s, Clybourne Park filters issues of racism and the human instinct to aspire to something better through a contemporary lens. Tanya White directs this live reading.

This program free and open to all ages. Seating is first come, first served. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For special disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event. The Main Library is served by Big Blue Bus routes 1, 7, R7, R10 and 18. Ride your bike. Bicycle parking racks are available at the library.

  • Submitted by Robert Graves, Public Services Librarian