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“Fairview”

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The final mainstage show of the Gilbert Theater's 2021-22 season, “Fairview,’’ opens Friday, May 27.

It’s Grandma’s birthday, and the Frasier family has gathered to celebrate. Beverly just wants everything to run smoothly, but Tyrone has missed his flight, Keisha is freaking out about college and Grandma has locked herself in the bathroom.

What starts out as a sitcom about a family soon turns into a brilliant look at race in America. Jackie Sibblies Drury's 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama challenges viewers to consider the different backgrounds and assumptions they carry with them in their daily lives. Over three acts, Drury makes the case that it is possible to live in a multi-ethnic society where there is space for everyone.

“Fairview’’ runs through Sunday, June 12, with shows on Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at gilberttheater.com.