Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Directed by Phylicia Rashad
"A Raisin in the Sun" is set on Chicago's South Side in the 1950s. The plot revolves around the divergent dreams within the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena. When her deceased husband's insurance money comes through, Lena 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 family's heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world paints a searing portrait of people whose dreams are constantly deferred.
Playing now through November 3, the performance schedule for "A Raisin in the Sun" is Tuesday at 8 p.m., Wednesday at 2 and 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
For more information or tickets, call the box office at (203) 227-4177, or toll-free at 1-888-927-7529, or visit Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport. Tickets are available online 24/7 at www.westportplayhouse.org. Stay connected to The Playhouse on Facebook (Westport Country Playhouse), follow on Twitter (@WCPlayhouse - #WCPRaisin), view Playhouse videos on YouTube (WestportPlayhouse), or get an insider's peek on The Playhouse Blog (www.theplayhouseblog.org).Photo Credit: T. Charles Erickson
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