Best Theater Production

Clybourne Park

A few weeks after seeing Seattle Rep's crackerjack production of Pulitzer winner Clybourne Park, I saw it on Broadway (where it has since won the Tony). The Rep's version was superior in every aspect. Director Braden Abraham's dramatic choices felt more unified and consequential. Scott Bradley's quaint unit set underwent the equivalent of a witness-protection makeover for the second act, while the New York set merely gained some graffiti; and person for person, the entire cast outperformed their Big Apple counterparts. Sometimes the grass really is greener here. MARGARET FRIEDMAN Seattle Center, seattlerep.org

 
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