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A Raisin in the Sun

An American classic

At The Pyrle Theater - Greensboro

About

A Raisin in the Sun

By Lorraine Hansberry

In a cramped apartment on the south side of Chicago, a struggling family awaits a life insurance payment that could change their circumstances. Matriarch Lena dreams of a nice house in a nicer neighborhood. Daughter Beneatha has her eye on medical school, while son Walter is scheming to buy a liquor store. Lorraine Hansberry’s searing drama about the struggle to achieve the American Dream in the face of racial tensions and economic disenfranchisement changed the face of American theater, and remains no less relevant today.


PAST EVENTS

Triad Stage Book Club 
Tuesday, January 30 @ 6 p.m. | Scuppernong Books
Book Title: A Short Walk by Alice Childress

InSight 
Sunday, February 4 following 2:00 p.m. performance
Speaker: Dr. Cynthia Greenlee, an NC native and historian who specializes in the post-Civil War legal history of African-Americans and the U.S. South.

An Evening of Storytelling
Monday, February 5 @ 7 p.m. | UpStage Cabaret
Bring a story, bring a friend, or simply listen in to an evening of stories. Topic: Dreams.

Dudley High School Night 
Wednesday, February 7 @ 7:30 p.m.
100 current students will attend, and alumni society is also invited with a discount.

YWCA Community Conversation
Monday, February 12 @ 6 p.m. | YWCA
An open conversation about the themes of race, class and gender in the show and in our community.

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“Outstanding production! And the message is very relevant today.”

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Showtimes

2018
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Sun, Jan 287:30pm
Jan 29
Tue, Jan 307:30pm
Wed, Jan 317:30pm
Thu, Feb 17:30pm
Fri, Feb 28:00pm
Sat, Feb 38:00pm
Sun, Feb 42:00pm7:30pm
Feb 5
Tue, Feb 67:30pm
Wed, Feb 77:30pm
Thu, Feb 87:30pm
Fri, Feb 98:00pm
Sat, Feb 108:00pm
Sun, Feb 112:00pm7:30pm
Feb 12
Tue, Feb 137:30pm
Wed, Feb 147:30pm
Thu, Feb 1510:30am7:30pm
Fri, Feb 168:00pm
Sat, Feb 178:00pm
Sun, Feb 182:00pm7:30pm
Feb 19
Feb 20
Feb 21
Feb 22
Feb 23
Feb 24

Cast

Ruth Younger
Angela K Thomas
Travis Younger
Raeshaun Emerson
Travis Younger
Negus Selassie
Walter Lee Younger
Edward O'Blenis
Beneatha Younger
Anita Welch
Lena Younger
Karen Vicks
Joseph Asagai
Baraka Ongeri
George Murchison
Josh C. Anderson
Bobo
marcus d. harvey
Carl Linder
Phillip Wright
Moving Man
Evan Mouton
Moving Man
De'Ron Robertson

Creative Team

Director
Tiffany Nichole Greene
Scenic Designer
Nevena Prodanovic
Costume Designer
Olivia Trees
Lighting Designer
Miriam Nilofa Crowe
Sound Designer
Derek Graham
Choreographer
Robin Gee
Resident Vocal Coach
Christine Morris
Resident Fight Choreographer
Jim Wren
Dramaturg
Kamilah Bush
Stage Manager
Tara Kelly
InSight Speaker
Dr. Cynthia R. Greenlee

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News & Reviews A Raisin in the Sun

News:

“A Raisin in the Sun” unveils racial tensions
The Guilfordian
February 9, 2018

What happens to a dream deferred? This is the question that the play “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry aims to answer. The play takes place in Chicago during the 1950s and addresses issues such as domestic and racial tensions, oppressive forces and feminism. From Jan. 28 to Feb. 18, Triad Stage is performing a production of “A Raisin in the Sun,” directed by Dallas, Texas-based director and actor Tiffany Greene.

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Reviews:

Triad Stage Presents ‘A Raisin in the Sun’: Review
Yes! Weekly
February 7, 2018

Triad Stage Pyrle Theater presents “one of the greatest American play ever written,” Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. Directed by Tiffany Nicole Greene, A Raisin in the Sun is a glimpse of a struggling African-American family living in a cramped apartment on the South Side of Chicago, set in the early 1950s. 

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Reviews:

Review: ‘Raisin in the Sun’ Opening at Triad Stage
The Carolinian
February 7, 2018

Friday saw the opening of “A Raisin in the Sun,” a classic American play by Lorraine Hansberry at Triad Stage in downtown Greensboro. This play explores the racial tension present in the 1950s and the challenges of achieving the American dream. However, this play is nowhere near foreign to today’s social and economical climate. The characters, which consist of a family in Southside Chicago, are anxiously awaiting an insurance check that could change their life, by providing new opportunities for each of them.

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Reviews:

Theater review: Triad Stage presents 'A Raisin in the Sun'
News & Record
February 4, 2018

Triad Stage brings in the talents of Tiffany Nichole Greene, a bright young director from Dallas, and several Triad Stage newcomers for “A Raisin in the Sun,” Lorraine Hansberry’s story of five African-American dreamers who live in a rathole apartment on the South Side of Chicago. That this 1950s play is so pertinent today is not only a tribute to Hansberry’s vision, but co-founder and artistic director Preston Lane’s seeming clairvoyance in choosing plays a season ahead that strike such a resounding chord to events in the here and now.

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News:

Preview: Triad Stage Challenges How Far We’ve Come with “A Raisin in the Sun”
The Carolinian
January 31, 2018

Greensboro’s Triad Stage is kicking off the new year with the American Classic, “A Raisin in the Sun.” Though the play debuted 60 years ago, themes of racial tension and issues of identity make this show a particularly insightful choice for the local non-profit theater. Reflecting on pre-civil rights tensions, the play highlights how institutions of racism and prejudice have stood the test of time.

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News:

Triad Stage presents fresh look at classic “A Raisin in the Sun”
News & Record
January 25, 2018

Since its 1959 debut, Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” has been a classic of American theater. But when the Triad Stage production opens Sunday, be prepared to see this play through fresh eyes, with a story as relevant today as it was nearly 60 years ago.

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