A Noise Within's A RAISIN IN THE SUN Begins 2/25
A Noise Within (ANW) presents A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Gregg T. Daniel, the sixth production of its 26th season performing February 25 to April 8.
In pre-civil rights America, an unexpected windfall offers a life-changing option for the Youngers, an African-American family living in a cramped Chicago apartment. They struggle with competing dreams and racial intolerance in Lorraine Hansberry's seminal work.
The run of A Raisin in the Sun includes a pre-performance Symposium on Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30 pm, post-performance Conversations with the artists on Friday March 16 at 8pm, Sunday March 25th at 2pm and Friday March 30 at 8pm and a Pay What You Can performance on Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 pm. Sunday Rush dates are March 11 at 7pm and March 25 at 7pm. ENTERTAINING COURAGE - HENRY V Shakespeare's Henry V plays in rotating repertory with A Raisin in the Sun in spring 2018, and the season closes with a revival of one of ANW's most Popular Productions, Noises Off by Michael Frayn. With the exception of Noises Off and A Christmas Carol, all of the season's plays make their A Noise Within debut. This season's theme is Entertaining Courage. "Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, we're certainly living in challenging, unprecedented times," says Geoff Elliott, "It seems like many people are trying to figure out what the path forward looks like. While we certainly don't have answers, we thought we'd face that national angst and fear head on by embracing courage and hope." ABOUT A NOISE WITHIN A Noise Within, which celebrated its 25th Anniversary last season, was called "an oasis for those who love classic stories" by The Los Angeles Times, and is a leading regional producer based in Pasadena, CA. ANW's award-winning resident company practices a rotating repertory model at their state-of-the-art, 283-seat performing space. This venue, established in 2011, has allowed ANW to expand its audience, surpassing its previous box office, subscription, and attendance records each year. In addition to producing world-class performances of classical theatre, the organization runs robust education programs committed to inspiring diverse audiences of all ages. Helmed by Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, who hold MFAs from San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre, A Noise Within truly delivers CLASSIC THEATRE, MODERN MAGIC. http://www.anoisewithin.org