A Raisin in the Sun – The Next Two Weekends at Toledo
A Raisin in the Sun,
a play by Lorraine
debuted on Broadway in
1959, is coming to Toledo this weekend. The play’s title
comes from the poem "Harlem" (also known as "A
Hughes. The story
tells of a black family's experiences in south Chicago,
as they attempt to improve their financial circumstances
with an insurance payout following the death of the father.
York Drama Critics' Circle named
it the best play of 1959.
Walter and Ruth Younger, their son Travis, along with Walter's
mother Lena (Mama) and Walter's sister Beneatha, live in
poverty in a dilapidated two-bedroom apartment on Chicago's
south side. Walter is barely making a living as a limousine
driver. Walter desperately wishes to become wealthy. His
plan is to invest in a liquor store in partnership with
Willy and Bobo, his street-smart acquaintances.
Mama, Travis and Ruth listen
as Walter discusses the family's plans
Beneatha is in school and has plans to become a doctor and
Mama just wants to move her family out of their crowded
apartment into a house with the money from the insurance
payout – a house in an all-white neighborhood.
A Raisin in the Sun
runs from February 28-March 8, 2020
Thursday, Friday and
Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Toledo
The play is directed by Irina Zaurov, who directed a truly
wonderful version of August Wilson’s Fences last year
at the Toledo Rep.
The cast includes Liam Ellis as Walter Lee Younger; Kimberly
“Miss Pinctoes” Kane as Mama; Lisa Renee Miller as Ruth
Younger; Sabriyah Davis as Beneatha Younger; George Johnson
as Asagai; Derrel Stephens as George Murchison; Kantrell
Cameron as Bobo; Tristan Tobias Manahan as Travis Younger
and J. Heath Huber as Karl Lindner
Tickets are $20.00 for
adults; $18 for seniors and $10 for students/children.
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