“Dinner & a Show” to Feature Clybourne Park March 22-25

Please note that this show contains mature content

Before the show, area residents can enjoy pre-theater dinner specials
at local independent restaurants.

Ursinus College and the Collegeville Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) are once again teaming up to offer a “Dinner & a Show” promotion featuring Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2011 and the Tony Award for Best Play in 2012.

This critically acclaimed play is set in the same neighborhood where the Younger family plans to re-locate in Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking A Raisin in the Sun. Clybourne Park is a satire about race in two acts set 50 years apart.

The first act takes place in 1959, in the white neighborhood highlighted in Hansberry’s Raisin where the community is resistant to the sale of a home to a black family.  In the second act—set in present day—a white couple purchases the home, now in a predominantly black neighborhood.

Clybourne Park is directed by Professor of Theater Domenick Scudera, who says that he and the cast hope that the production sparks a healthy dialogue among the audience. “Both acts explore race in America with biting comedy and commentary as two sets of characters face their own prejudices,” he explains.

The show’s performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22; Friday, March 23; and Saturday, March 24 at Ursinus’ Blackbox Theater in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center.  A 2 p.m. matinee will be held on Sunday, March 25.

Tickets are only $8 general admission and $5 for students and senior citizens. They can be purchased at the Ursinus box office or by calling 610-409-3030 or  on-line at ursinus.edu/tickets.


Fourteen local restaurants will be offering dinner specials to individuals attending the show.

Individuals will be issued a receipt to show at the participating restaurant on the day of the performance to get the dinner special, and also to show at the Ursinus College box office if they are picking up their tickets.  Theater-goers should arrive at the box office at least 15 minutes before the show begins.

The following restaurants are offering dinner specials to customers attending Clybourne Park.  It is highly recommended that theatergoers make reservations with them and arrive at the restaurant by 5:30 p.m. to enjoy a leisurely dinner and to allow enough time to get to the Ursinus campus.

Bonjung Japanese Restaurant BYOB http://www.bonjungsushi.com/Tel. 610 489 7022 – A free special appetizer per table when ordering a main entrée NOTE:  On Sundays, Bonjung is open for dinner only from 4 to 8 p.m.

Copperfield Inn http://www.copperfieldinn.net/

Tel 484 938 7082 –10% off each dinner

DaVinci’s Pub http://www.davincispub.com/

Tel. 610 831 1955 –10% off each dinner

Forno Antico BYOB http://www.fornoanticopizzanapolitana.com/

Tel. 610 454 113010% off each dinner

Marzella’s Pizza BYOB http://www.marzellaspizza.com/

Tel. 610 489 4946 – 10% off each dinner

My Friends Tavern  https://www.facebook.com/MyFriendsTavern/

Tel. 610 489 1808 — A surprise special side

Osteria /https://www.facebook.com/Osteria-602591566457696/

Tel. 610 489 9886 —10% off each dinner

Rocco’s Brick Oven Pizzeria BYOB http://www.roccosbrickoven.net/

Tel. 610 831 0100 –10% off each dinner

Shagun Fine Indian Cuisine BYOB  http://www.shagunindianrestaurant.com/

Tel. 610 409 9988 – 15% off each dinner

Thai Basil Bistro BYOB https://www.facebook.com/thaibasilbistrocollegeville/

610 489 3633 10% off each dinner

The Pizza Stop (BYOB for wine and beer) http://www.pizzastopcollegeville.com/

Tel. 610 489 6225 – 10% off each dinner

Tortugas Mexican Eatery http://www.tortugasmex.com/

Tel. 610 489 0600 – 15% off each dinner

The Trappe Tavern http://trappetavern2.com/

Tel. 610 489 8686 – 10% off each dinner

WIBS Wings Ribs & More BYOB http://www.wibswingsribsmore.com/

Tel. 610 489 1350 – 10% off each dinner

The Blackbox Studio Theater is located within the college’s Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center. Theatergoers should park in the college’s west parking lot, entering from Ninth Ave. For directions visit ursinus.edu/about/getting-here.

For more information, contact the CEDC office at manager@collegevilledevelopment.org, telephone 484 975 2086 or Cathy Kernen, CEDC President at catherine.kernen@comcast.net or 610 409 0370.