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Brigit Saint Brigit Presents: A RAISIN IN THE SUN

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First Central Congregational Church

421 South 36th Street

Omaha, NE 68131

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Brigit Saint Brigit will open its 25th anniversary season with Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 American masterpiece A Raisin in The Sun. The twenty-nine-year-old playwright's powerful work sings as poignantly today as it did when it premiered on Broadway 60 years ago with Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, and Louis Gossett.

The story: "In a slum in Chicago’s South Side, fifth and sixth generations of an African American family dream of escape. A grandmother and her daughter-in-law want better for their children; a son/husband/father chafes against his low-paid, dead-end job; a marriage cracks under financial pressures; a daughter/sister aims to become a doctor; a child wants to play.

Will their dreams, in the words of black American poet Langston Hughes (1902-67), 'dry up/ like a raisin in the sun.../ Or [will they] explode'?

As Hansberry once said: 'In order to create the universal, you must pay very great attention to the specific,' and this drama resonates with other lives similarly cramped by poverty . . .. The main focus, though, is firmly and deliberately on black experience. . . . The power and craft of the writing make A Raisin in the Sun as moving today as it was then. Entrenched attitudes about race make the challenges its characters face still relevant . . .. "

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Omaha, NE 68131

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