Clybourne Park: A Play - Act 1 Summary & Analysis

Bruce Norris
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Act 1 Summary

Russ and Bev are packing their belongings getting ready to move out. Their housekeeper Francine is helping them pack the dishes. Russ is eating ice cream and reading a National Geographic magazine. Bev wants to give their chafing dish to Francine because they have hardly used it. Bev is thinking out loud that maybe Francine and her family will find it useful. Francine says that she can not take it, but thanks Bev for offering to give it to her. Bev tells her to think about it and get back to her later about it.

Conversation between Russ and Bev focuses on the ice cream that Russ is eating. It is Neapolitan. Bev wonders about the origin of the word and Russ imagines it is from Naples. Bev questions his response and draws out that she thinks it comes from neo (new) and...

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