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A Raisin In The Sun
Fri, May 12, 2017, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
Entertainistry/Mother's Day Weekend presents...
A special Mother's Day Tribute
Honoring the Life of Lorraine Hansberry
(May 19, 1930 - January 12, 1965)
with her American Classic stage-play hit: A Raisin In The Sun
A Raisn in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry starring Jared "J-Red" Walton as Walter Lee Younger, which debuted on Broadway in 1959 by Sidney Poitier. Lorraine Hansberry was an African-American playwright and writer and was the first black woman to write a play performed on Broadway. Much of her work concerned the African struggle for liberation and their impact on the world. She died of cancer at the age of 34, leaving us a legacy with A Raisin in the Sun.
The title comes from the poem "Harlem" (also known as "A Dream Deferred") by Langston Hughes. The story tells a black family's experiences in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood.
Walter and Ruth Younger, their son Travis, along with Walter's mother Lena (Mama) and sister Beneatha, live in poverty in a dilapidated two-bedroom apartment on Chicago's south side. Walter is barely making a living as a limousine driver. Though Ruth is content, Walter is not and desperately wishes to become wealthy and longs for a business deal which would lift him out of his limited world.
Friday, May 12, 2017 - Doors Open at 7:00p | Show Starts at 8:00p
General Admission: $30.00 ($40.00 at the Door)
Group Sale of 15 or more: $25.00; If you would like more information regarding the group sale price Or would like to purchase more than 15 tickets please call the Entertainistry Office at (301) 703-6843.