A RAISIN IN THE SUN
You are invited to join the ADL-CRC on September 10th @ 2:30pm for a special performance of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun at the Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre.
This unique event, sponsored by Rich and Fran Juro & the Omaha Public Schools Foundation, is bringing together students from North, South and Central high schools in an effort to engage a diverse group of young people from all corners of the city in a thoughtful and profound way—giving them an opportunity to speak and reflect on the important issues addressed in the play during a post-show Q&A and reception with the cast and crew.
A Raisin in the Sun is a story set in a slum in Chicago’s South Side, as fifth and sixth generations of an African American family dream of escape. A grandmother and her daughter-in-law want better for their children; a son/husband/father chafes against his low-paid, dead-end job; a marriage cracks under financial pressures; a daughter/sister aims to become a doctor; a child wants to play.
“…this drama resonates with other lives similarly cramped by poverty… The main focus, though, is firmly and deliberately on black experience… The power and craft of the writing make A Raisin in the Sun as moving today as it was then. Entrenched attitudes about race make the challenges its characters face still relevant…” (The Guardian)
Only 30 seats are available to the public for this powerful afternoon, so make your reservation now! Proceeds from the performance go directly to the ADL-CRC to continue their mission, “securing justice and fair treatment for all.”