A Raisin in the Sun

By Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Baron Kelly

A Raisin in the Sun is a play about dreams; what it means to dream big, to lose faith in your dreams, and to discover new dreams. It is also a story about family. We meet the Younger family the day before they are getting a $10,000 insurance check from the death of the father, Walter Younger. We watch as different members of the family have different ideas of how to use the money: Mama wants to buy a house with a little garden in the back, Walter Lee Younger (their son) wants to invest in a liquor store, Ruth (Walter Lee’s wife) wants a house with some space and a nice kitchen, and Beneatha (Walter Lee’s sister) wants to go to medical school. Tensions increase as each member of the family tries to get their own way, eventually threatening to break apart their foundation completely. The stakes continue to climb as questions about identity, class, value, race and love become forefront issues, and outsiders to the family make it impossible to forget the world that the Younger family cannot seem to escape.

Thursday, April 11 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm

More dates through April 20, 2019

The Playhouse
1911 S. 3rd Street , Louisville, Kentucky 40208

Event Type

Arts, Theater

Audience

Students, Faculty/staff, Alumni, Public

Departments

Arts & Sciences, Theatre Arts

Tags

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Website

http://louisville.edu/theatrearts/pro...

Cost

10 for students, 15 for faculty or alumni, 20 for public

Hashtag

##uofltheatre

Contact Name

Blair Potter

Contact Phone Number

5028527682

Contact Email

uofltheatrearts@gmail.com

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