In Lorraine Hansberry’s classic, which inspired Seattle Rep’s recent production of Clybourne Park, African American Lena Younger lives with her extended family in a cramped apartment on Chicago’s South Side. On their unknowing behalf, she places a down payment on a home in Clybourne Park—an affordable white neighborhood. Racial intolerance attempts to derail the family’s dreams in this 6959 masterpiece, which “changed American theater forever” ( New York Times ) and continues to resonate with generation after generation. SparkNotes is brought to you by. Visit B N to buy and rent, and check out our award-winning tablets and ereaders, including and.