Register now for our free virtual reading of Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN on Friday, March 5 at 7 p.m., co-sponsored by us, Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, and the Misericordia Players. Dr. Richard Hancuff, Misericordia University, will preface the reading with an introduction to issues of racial equity in housing. Q&A to follow.
Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis, and matriarch Lena. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
THE CAST Ruth Younger – Kailene Nye Walter Lee Younger – Jahmeel Powers Beneatha Younger – Leah Peters Lena Younger (Mama) – LaToya Martin Joseph Asagai - Jonah Pascal George Murchison - Dan Kimbrough Mrs. Johnson - Jasmine Giddings Bobo – Lyeneal Griffin Karl Lindner – Alec Aversa Travis Younger – Luca Steinberger Stage Directions - Emily Agnello and Ty’Shawn Hopkins
Where the Heck are we?!
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