Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre

Ebony Theatre's production of Lorraine Hansberry's American classic "A Raisin in the Sun," playing at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre, opened last night with performances continuing through February 19, 2012. Check out photos from the show's opening night below!

Cast members include (in alphabetical order) Kenya Alexander, Keith Arthur Bolden, Brandon David Brown, Kevin T. Carroll, Jason Dirden, Deidrie Henry, Amad Jackson, Scott Mosenson, Kem Saunders, Kim Staunton and Ellis E. Williams.

The scenic design is by Michael Ganio, costume design by Ruth E. Carter, lighting design by Elizabeth Harper, sound design by Bob Blackburn and wig and hair design by Carol F. Doran. The production stage manager is David Blackwell.

In conjunction with the presentation of "A Raisin in the Sun" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, CTG is presenting Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Clybourne Park" at the Mark Taper Forum. "Clybourne Park," which began performances January 11 and will continue through February 26, 2012, is a natural complement to "A Raisin in the Sun," as Norris imagines the history of one of the more important houses in literary history, both before and after it becomes a focal point in Lorraine Hansberry's story.

Set in the 1950s, "A Raisin in the Sun" portrays an African-American family and its pursuit of a better life while facing the obstacles of conflicting aspirations, betrayal and racism. Central to the story is a $10,000 life insurance payment that symbolizes freedom in various ways to each family member, including the possibility of buying the family's first house, located at 406 Clybourne St. in Chicago.

Photo Credit: ©Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Blair Underwood

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Sheryl Lee Ralph and Coco Maurice

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Naturi Naughton

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre

Naturi Naughton

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Chad L. Coleman

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Edward L. Rada, CTG Managing Director and Wren T. Brown, Founder of Ebony Repertory Theatre

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Sage Gallon, Tasha Smith and Keith Douglas

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Keith Douglas and Tasha Smith

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Harold Wheeler, Hattie Winston and Wren T. Brown

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Hattie Winston and Harold Wheeler

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Andi Chapman, Dany Jones and Gayle Hooks, Ebony Repertory Theatre Managing Director

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Chad L. Coleman, Keith Arthur Bolden and Ellis E. Williams

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Keith Arthur Bolden and Ellis E. Williams

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Kevin T. Carroll and Kenya Alexander

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Naturi Naughton and Jason Dirden

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Chad L. Coleman and Jason Dirden

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Kem Saunders and Jason Dirden

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Director Phylicia Rashad and John Marshall Jones

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Deidrie Henry and Brandon David Brown

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Brandon David Brown and Wren T. Brown

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Phylicia Rashad

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Michael Ritchie and Wren T. Brown

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Kenya Alexander and Kim Staunton

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Phylicia Rashad and Scott Mosenson

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Tasha Smith and Jason Dirden

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Kenya Alexander and Kim Staunton

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Deidrie Henry, Kenya Alexander and Kim Staunton

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Tasha Smith and Deidrie Henry

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
John Marshall Jones and Amad Jackson

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Sheryl Lee Ralph and Naturi Naughton

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Amad Jackson, Wren T. Brown, and Jason Dirden

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Kim Staunton and Phylicia Rashad

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Kim Staunton and Phylicia Rashad

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Wren T. Brown and Kim Staunton

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Naturi Naughton and Jason Dirden

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Phylicia RashadDeidrie Henry and Brandon David Brown

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Deidrie Henry and Kevin T. Carroll

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Keith Arthur Bolden, Brandon David Brown, Amad Jackson and Jason Dirden

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Kenya Alexander, Kevin T. Carroll, Deidrie Henry, Kim Staunton and Jason Dirden

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Kenya Alexander, Phylicia RashadKevin T. Carroll, Deidrie Henry and Kim Staunton 

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre
Kenya Alexander, Phylicia Rashad, Kevin T. Carroll and Kim Staunton

Photo Flash: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Opens at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre


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