The Guthrie Presents A RAISIN IN THE SUN 3/13-4/11
The Guthrie presents A Penumbra Theatre production of A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and directed by Lou Bellamy
A recent widow, Lena Younger wants to use her husband's insurance money to buy a home for her family, freeing them from the cramped tenement in which she, her two children, daughter-in-law and grandson line. Her son, Walter Lee, is determined to invest the money in a business - an opportunity for him to be his own man and not just the driver for his white boss. Lena refuses; in her eyes a house is a sturdy thing to build a dream on, one that can relieve the strains that poverty has put on the family. But when a white representative of the neighborhood "welcoming committee" presents the Younger's with an offer to buy them out of their home to prevent integration in their community, the dream of the house quickly becomes a nightmare.
March 13, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.
April 11, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.
Single tickets priced at $24 - $60 opening night $49 - 70
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