Title: A Raisin in the Sun By Lorraine Hansberry
Location: Kanawha Players 309 Beauregard St. Charleston, WV 2530 (304)343-7529
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Description: April 9, 10, 16, 17 @ 8 P.M.
April 11 @ 2 P.M.
Civic Center Little Theatre
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 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. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans, however: 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. Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration. Winner of the NY Drama Critic\’s Award as Best Play of the Year.