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ABOUT THE SHOW...
Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking play, A Raisin in the Sun is 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, it has been hailed as a "pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre." by Newsweek and "a milestone in the American Theatre." by Ebony magazine.

The award winning 1959 Broadway production starred Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeill, Ruby Dee and Diana Sands each of whom reprised their roles in the 1961 film version of the play.
PPP's main stage production of Lorraine Hansberry's

A RAISIN IN THE SUN
directed by John Marino

Fridays JUN 10 and JUN 17 at 7:30p
Saturdays JUN 11 and JUN 18 at 7:30p
Sundays JUN 12 and JUN 19 at 2:00p

Tickets: $18; $17 Seniors / Students
Possum Hall / 441 Old Laurel Rd / Georgetown, DE
THE CAST
(in order of appearance)
Ruth Younger...   Lillian Blake
Travis Younger...   Ajalon Ayers
Walter Lee Younger...   Claudius Bowden
Beneatha Younger...   Berlinda Grant
Lena Younger...   Rosa Barnes
Joseph Asagai...   Arthur D. Paul
George Murchison...   Michael Taylor
Mrs. Johnson...   Pamella Taylor
Karl Lindner...   Chuck Rafferty
Bobo...   Lemmon Pitts
Moving Man...   William Bratten
Moving Man...   Bob Scannell

THE PRODUCTION STAFF
Director...   John Marino
Asst. to the Director...   Lorraine Marino
Assistant Director...   Abby Chesney