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"A Raisin in the Sun"

  • Ashé Power House 1731 Baronne Street New Orleans, LA 70113 USA (map)

Voices in the Dark Repertory and Ashé Cultural Arts Center are proud to present “A Raisin in the Sun,” written by Lorraine Hansberry and directed by Tommye Myrick. Opening on the 60th anniversary of the original production, this drama, which is set on the Southside of Chicago in the mid to late 1950s, epitomizes the desperate pursuit of the American dream by those of the working class, the underserved and the disenfranchised.

A Raisin in the Sun revolves around an African American family, the death of its patriarch, and the insurance check he left behind. His elder son, the fiery, frustrated Walter Lee, Jr., wants to be an entrepreneur so desperately that he risks the small fortune of his family in pursuit of his dream.

Cast: Carol Sutton, Michael C. Forest, Constance S. Thompson, Ebony Johnson, Martin Bats Bradford, Christopher Robinson, Tracy B. Mann, Jim Holmes, Chelsea Blount and Ellington Benoit Tilton.

Tickets, $35 and $25, are on sale now. Click here to purchase yours.

Special daytime performances are available for schools and senior citizens at $10 per person. Reservations are required. Call Drena Clay Johnson at (504) 569-9070 for reservations for those performances.

Earlier Event: March 15
"A Raisin in the Sun"
Later Event: March 17
"A Raisin in the Sun"