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Performances

Friday, February 27, 2015
7:30 p.m. 

Saturday, February 28, 2015
7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, March 1, 2015
2:30 p.m. 

Friday, March 6, 2015
7:30 p.m. 

Saturday, March 7, 2015
7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, March 8, 2015
2:30 p.m. 


Ticket Prices

Adults - $18
Children - $10
Senior Citizens - $17
KU Faculty/Staff - $17
KU Students - $15 ($10 if purchased in advance)

A Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry

The Crafton-Preyer Theatre

A true classic, A Raisin in the Sun is, according to The New York Times, “the play that changed American theater forever.” First produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun is unflinching in its vision of what happens to people whose dreams are constantly deferred. The Youngers are an African-American family living in a crowded, dilapidated apartment on Chicago’s south side. The arrival of an insurance check allows them the opportunity to rise from poverty and better their lives, but the family struggles with conflicting ideas about how to use the money, and their plans to buy a home in the all-white Clybourne Park neighborhood are threatened by racial intolerance. Hansberry’s ground-breaking play still resonates today with its questions of identity, justice, and moral responsibility.

Directed by Nicole Hodges Persley
Scenic Design by Jenifer Harmon
Lighting Design by Casey McNamara
Costume Design by Leah Mazur

Cast

Walter Lee Younger................Zechariah Williams
Ruth Younger...................................Diadra Smith
Lena Younger........................Catherine A. Collins
Beneatha Younger......................Ashley Kennedy
Travis Younger.....................................Tripp Starr
George Murchison.......................Orlando Newton
Bobo...................................................Caiel Noble
Joseph Asagai.........................................Izzy Lee
Server.....................................................Eli Beery



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