How Theater Can Teach Us: What Erie can Learn from Clybourne Park

April 10th,2018 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Professor/Instructor/Speaker: Judith  Lynch,Ph.D.

A spin-off of 1959’s A Raisin in the Sun, Clybourne Park, as the Washington Post puts it, “applies a modern twist to the issues of race and housing and aspirations for a better life.” What can Erie learn from this 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama? Find out at the Jefferson before the Erie Playhouse begins the run of its production of Clybourne Park April 13 to 14, 19 to 22, and 25 to 29.

Judith  Lynch,Ph.D.

Judith Lynch, Ph.D., has been a board member of the Jefferson Educational Society since its inception and served as its first chair. From 2004 to 2017, she served as Associate Professor of Political Science and History at Mercyhurst University. From 2002 to 2004, Dr. Lynch taught at Allegheny College and was part of the Civic Engagement Institute. Prior, she worked as an analyst for the CIA and served for 20 years as Erie County Executive. She received her Doctorate With Distinction in Political Science in 2001 from the University of Pittsburgh and her M.A. in Social Studies from Gannon University. Her undergraduate degree, a B.A. in History and Political Science, is from George Washington University.