"Raisin In The Sun" Is Coming to Kentwood


December 17, 2015

Kentwood Players will present Lorraine Hansberry's classic family drama "A RAISIN IN THE SUN" from Friday, January 8 through Saturday, February 13, 2016.

There will be performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester.

The production directed by Harold Dershimer and produced by Kathy Dershimer by special arrangement with Samuel French. Featured in the cast in alphabetical order are Rashod Davenport, Ruth Featherstone, Lawrence Hatcher, Daniel Kruger, Jean Michels, Patricia Newman, Shannon O'Connor, Damon Rutledge, Isaiah Suber, and Charlotte Williams.

"A RAISIN IN THE SUN" is the groundbreaking play which starred Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeill, Ruby Dee and Diana Sands in the Broadway production which opened in 1959.

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 family matriarch Lena, called Mama.

When her deceased husband's insurance money comes through, Mama dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. However, her son Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man while Beneatha dreams of attending medical school.

The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama, centering on sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world. The play is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.

Special events on opening weekend for "A RAISIN IN THE SUN" include our Subscriber Saturday pre-show reception at 7 pm on January 9, featuring complementary homemade treats and sweets along with champagne, wine, or apple cider for all subscribers and their guests. On Sunday, January 10, there will be a talkback after the matinee with Mamie Hansberry, the author's sister, who will share personal memories of the creation of the play and its initial run on Broadway.

Tickets are $20 with a $2 discount for seniors, students, servicemen, and Metro riders who present their monthly pass or TAP card when purchasing full price tickets at the box office. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (310) 645-5156 during box office hours, Wednesday through Saturday from 4pm-7pm. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express accepted. You may also purchase tickets online at http://www.kentwoodplayers.org. Groups (10 or more) should call (310) 645-5156 and select the Group Sales option.

For more information about Kentwood Players including its current production, upcoming auditions, and future productions including "CLYBOURNE PARK" (the sequel and companion play to "A RAISIN IN THE SUN"), please visit the Kentwood Players website at http://www.kentwoodplayers.org. You can also find Kentwood Players information on Facebook and Twitter.


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