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A Raisin in the Sun

Produced by Williamstown Theatre Festival @ ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance

1000 Main Street, Williamstown, MA, USA

June 25, 2019 - July 13, 2019

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Behind the scenes

Lorraine Hansberry (Playwright) & Robert O'Hara (Director)

Starring

Francois Battiste, Kyle Beltran, Eboni Flowers, Joe Goldammer, Mandi Masden, Nikiya Mathis, S. Epatha Merkerson, Warner Miller, Owen Tabaka, & Joshua Echebiri

Performance Type

Theater

ABOUT THE SHOW

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Broadway opening of Lorraine Hansberry’s masterpiece, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner S. Epatha Merkerson and Francois Battiste breathe new life into this American classic. Lena Younger (Merkerson) and her son Walter Lee (Battiste) are at odds. Lena wants to use her late husband’s life insurance to move her family out of their cramped apartment on Chicago’s South Side. Walter Lee would rather use the funds to start a business and become an independent man. As their dispute intensifies, the powerful and destructive forces of 1950s America come knocking at the Youngers’ front door. Directed by Obie Award winner Robert O’Hara, Hansberry’s fearless interrogation of hope in the face of racial and economic strife is as provocative and powerful today as when it premiered.


A Raisin in the Sun is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


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