The Justice Theater Project - Art Inspiring Change

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Photo by Ozier Muhammad  (c)

Directed by Sidney Edwards and Terra Hodge

September 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8pm.
September 7, 14 and 21 at 2pm

$22 Adults, $17 Seniors/Students, $14 Groups of 10 or more

$10 High School Students (by email  and phone only)

TICKETS on sale now. 

Tickets for special seating needs and Season Ticket holders, please email us for a reservation. Phone calls also welcomed.

SHOW LOCATION:
11401 Leesville Road, Raleigh
Clare Hall on the campus of St. Francis of Assisi

Set on Chicago's South Side, A Raisin in the Sun 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 matriarch Lena, called Mama.

With her deceased husband’s insurance money is in hand, Mama dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama.

Originally produced in 1959, Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun was the first play written by an African American woman to be produced on Broadway, where it won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. The Washington Post has called it “one of a handful of great American dramas. A Raisin in the Sun belongs in the inner circle, along with Death of a Salesman and Long Day’s Journey into Night.” The New York Times has hailed it as “the play that changed American theatre forever.”


Three Weekends of Special Events and Discussions

Friday, September 5 – Opening Night Lobby Reception - Meet the cast after the show!

Saturday, September 6  -  8:00 pm show  

Sunday, September 7  -  2:00 pm show - $14 Admission day, today only  

Friday, September 12  -  8:00 pm show  

Saturday, September 13   – 7:00 pm discussion, 8:00 pm show.   “A Raisin in the Sun - A Historical Context”. With Cash Michaels, award-winning editor, chief reporter/photographer and columnist for The Carolinian Newspaper.  

Sunday, September 14 – 2:00 pm show. Free childcare by Seed Art Share. Reservations required.  CLICK to Register your potty trained child NOW.

Friday, September 19  -  8:00 pm show  

Saturday, September 20 – 7:00 pm discussion, 8:00 pm show. “Why Our History is  Important”. Former Superior Court Judge Abe Jones -  How the arts help us revisit and explore  important historical events.  

Sunday, September 21 – 2:00 pm show. Audio description for the visually impaired. Reservations required.  
 
The Cast:

Walter Lee Younger - Joseph Callender
Lena Younger - Rozlyn Sorrell, Gwen Veale Hendrix (understudy and school performances)
Ruth Younger - Connie McCoy Rogers, Monica Williams (understudy and school performances)
Beneatha Younger -Aurelia Belfield, Daja Middleton (understudy and school performances)
Joseph Asagai - Amadio Perez
George Murchison - Tj Swann
Bobo - Jamal Farrar
Karl Lindner - John Honeycutt
Travis Younger - Kaylon Edwards and Imhotep Truitt 


Previous Justice Theater Project Productions