The Delgado Community College Theatre Program announces their latest production, "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry.
A milestone of the 20th Century Stage, Hansberry’s critically acclaimed masterpiece tells the story of the Youngers, an African-American family struggling to hang on to their dreams amidst the growing racial, social and generational divide of Chicago’s Southside in the late 1950s. The tale of their fight to keep the family intact while striving to forge a new identity in a rapidly changing world around them helped spark the Civil Rights Movement, and has since ascended "A Raisin in the Sun" to the pantheon of great works of American Drama.
"A Raisin in the Sun" is directed by Michael Santos.The playwill be performed by students and alumni from the Delgado Theatre Program. The production staff includes scene design by James Means, lighting and sound design by Tom Dawson and costume design by Jerry L. Johnson.
The play opens Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at the Delgado Timothy K. Baker Theatre, 615 City Park Ave (1st Floor) of Isaac Delgado Hall (Building 1). The production will run one week only: Wednesday, November 16 through Sunday, November 20. The curtain time for Wednesday through Saturday performances is 8 p.m. and the Sunday matinee on November 20 is at 3 p.m. (closing performance).
Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for Delgado students, faculty, staff and senior citizens. Thursday, November 17 is Delgado appreciation night when all tickets for Delgado students, faculty and staff are only $8. Friday, November 18 is High School Appreciation Night when all tickets for area high school students with a valid ID and a chaperone are only $5.
For reservations and/or additional information, call (504) 671-6360.
Above: Mama, Beneatha and Ruth as portrayed by Chelsea Blunt (left), Hennessy Brown (middle) and Anna James (right) in the Delgado Community College production of “A Raisin in the Sun”by Lorraine Hansberry.