Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Directed by Phylicia Rashad

October 11
1:00 PM 2012
Westport Country Playhouse presents Lorraine Hansberry's landmark drama, "A Raisin in the Sun," directed by Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad. Get a first look at the production in the photos below!

"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

Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Directed by Phylicia Rashad

Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Directed by Phylicia Rashad
Billy EuGene Jones and Susan Kelechi Watson

Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Directed by Phylicia Rashad
Lynda Gravatt and Edena Hines

Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Directed by Phylicia Rashad
Luka Kain and Lynda Gravatt

Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Directed by Phylicia Rashad
Luka Kain, Lynda Gravatt, and Susan Kelechi Watson

Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Directed by Phylicia Rashad
Lynda Gravatt and Billy EuGene Jones

Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Directed by Phylicia Rashad
Billy EuGene Jones and Susan Kelechi Watson

Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Directed by Phylicia Rashad
Luka Kain, Lynda Gravatt, and Susan Kelechi Watson

Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Directed by Phylicia Rashad
Edena Hines and Gabriel Brown

Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Directed by Phylicia Rashad
Luka Kain and Billy EuGene Jones

Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Directed by Phylicia Rashad
an Kelechi Watson, Lynda Gravatt, Luka Kain, Billy EuGene Jones, and Edena Hines

Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Directed by Phylicia Rashad
Billy EuGene Jones and Alvin Crawford

Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Directed by Phylicia Rashad
Hubert Point-Du Jour and Edena Hines

Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Directed by Phylicia Rashad

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