Corey Antonio Hawkins Joins Ensemble of A RAISIN IN THE SUN at LA Theatre Works

November 17
5:00 AM 2010

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The ensemble cast is now complete for this week's recording of Lorrraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun by L.A. Theatre Works at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. LATW will bring John Houseman Award-winning actor Corey Antonio Hawkins to L.A.. to reprise the role of Walter Younger that he just played at Julliard.

Hawkins joins the previously announced ensemble, which includes Judyann Elder (Lena "Mama" Younger), James Gleason (Karl Lindner), Noah Gray-Cabey (Travis Younger), Deidrie Henry (Ruth Younger), Terrell Tilford (George Murchison), Rutina Wesley (Beneatha Younger) and Mirron Willis (Joseph Asagi/Bobo).

WHAT:
A Raisin in the Sun - The gripping and explosive tale of one family living together on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s, A Raisin in the Sun was the first authentic voice of an African American playwright to hit the Broadway stage. In this award-winning drama, the Younger family searches for a way to grab their piece of the dream, even in the face of prejudice and discrimination. Since the play's premiere over 50 years ago, Lorraine Hansberry's towering masterpiece has moved audiences and broken down barriers wherever it has played. All performances will be recorded to air on L.A. Theatre Works' syndicated radio theater series, which broadcasts weekly on public radio stations nationwide and can be streamed on demand at www.latw.org.

WHO:
Written by Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Lou Bellamy
The Ensemble: Judyann Elder, James Gleason, Noah Gray-Cabey, Corey Antonio Hawkins, Deidrie Henry, Terrell Tilford, Rutina Wesley and Mirron Willis
Produced by Susan Albert Loewenberg

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 17 at 8 pm
Thursday, November 18 at 8 pm
Friday, November 19 at 8 pm
Saturday, November 20 at 2:30 pm
Sunday, November 21 at 4 pm

WHERE:
L.A. THEATRE WORKS
at the Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

HOW:
L.A. Theatre Works Box Office (310) 827-0889 or www.latw.org

TICKETS:
$20.00 to $49.00

L.A. Theatre Works' radio theater series can be heard locally in Southern California on 89.3 KPCC every Saturday from 10 pm to midnight, and can also be streamed on demand at http://www.latw.org/. L.A. Theatre Works can also be heard on the following stations (check local listings for broadcast times): 89.7 WGBH, Boston; 91.5 FM WBEZ, Chicago; 94.9 KUOW, Seattle; 90.1 WABE, Atlanta; 94.1 KPFA, Berkeley; 91.1 KRCB, North Bay (San Francisco); and many other stations nationwide.

Photo Credit: Derek Hutchison

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