Theatre Arlington Marks Black History Month with "A Raisin in the Sun" Performances
By Office of Communication
Posted on February 04, 2020, February 04, 2020

A Raisin in the Sun cast

Theatre Arlington, in Downtown Arlington, is marking Black History Month with performances of "A Raisin in the Sun." The groundbreaking play opened in 1959, and its themes are still relevant more than sixty years later. 

"A Raisin in the Sun" follows a Chicago family who just received a large life insurance check. Each member has ideas on how the money should be spent. The script tackles issues rarely discussed when the play debuted including women's rights, inequality and systemic racism. 

Theatre Arlington's production is directed by Megan Haratine and includes performances from Shaundra Norwood as Ruth Younger, Bryan Pitts as Walter Lee Younger, King Packard as Travis Younger, Lauren Harrison as Beneatha Younger, Linda Jordan as Lena Younger, Nate Davis as Joseph Asagai, Durant Searcy as George Murchison, William Kledas as Karl Lindner and Gen Donnell as Bobo.

"A Raisin in the Sun" opens Friday, Feb. 14 and runs through March 8. There will be performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 along with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. Tickets are $24 for students and seniors and $26 for adults. The play is recommended for audiences 13 years old and above. Click here to purchase tickets. 

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