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JAH KENTE INTERNATIONAL and Ward 8 Youth Present: "A RAISIN IN THE SUN"

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Jah Kente International in Partnership with Ward 8 Students present Lorraine Hansberry’s playA RAISIN IN THE SUN” at the University District of Columbia

Wash, D.C…November 28th – 30th,Jah Kente International (JKI) and Ward 8 students proudly present to the families of Washington, DC Lorraine Hansberry’s riveting play…”A Raisin in the Sun”. Set in 1959 South side Chicago, three generations of Youngers struggle with racism, classism, sexism and the never ending search to identify with Africa. The plot unveils the tension between family members and the crippling impact race prejudice, from the outside world, has on the family. But, most important it is the timeless story of a family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world. Their question: How to spend the $10,000 insurance check Mama Younger anticipates as the result of her husband’s death. “A Raisin in the Sun” gives the audience an exhilarating, informative and relatable story. The performances are presented at University District of Columbia, 4600 Livingston Road, SE, Washington, D.C. November 28th @ 6:30pm; November 29th @ 6:30pm and November 30th @ 6:30pm.

LEADS: Jerimiah Cook and Ashley Johnson bring much energy and passion to their roles as Walter Lee and Ruth Younger it is easy to forget that they are high school students. This dynamic young cast of student actors re-live an era assumed to be dead – but as they discover -- is very much alive, well and intact. Beneatha Younger played by Jayden Thomas and Lena Younger played by Tenka Ottley draw a striking generational contrast between Black women who could only aspire to clean and cook in White folk kitchens and the new Black woman of the 1950’s who studies to become a doctor. The result is a powerful, psychological drama, of slavery’s continuing reckless effects on the African-American mind and spirit. The work casts a spotlight on the gut wrenching struggle of modern day African-Americans fighting against the shackles of post slavery syndrome – as they fight to free themselves from its subliminal strong hold, through language and imagery, and find their way in America with their African roots in tack.

You can see these students at the University District of Columbia, 4600 Livingston Road, SE, Washington, DC, Tuesday, November 28th @ 6:30 pm, Wednesday, November 29th @ 6:30 pm and Thursday, November 30th @ 6:30 pm. Tickets: $5 Adults and Senior Citizens and $3.00 for students. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

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