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A Raisin in the Sun  

Jan/14/2010 - Jan/17/2010
Location: Natchez Little Theatre

This play begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a Sunday Matinee at 2:00 pm.

A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. The title comes from the poem "Harlem" by Langston Hughes. The story is based upon a family's own experiences growing up in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood.

A Raisin in the Sun was the first play written by a black woman to be produced on Broadway, as well as the first play with a black director, Lloyd Richardson, on Broadway. The original Broadway cast included Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee and Louis Gossett, Jr. The performance ran for 530 performances and won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play.

Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun" examines an African-American family's struggle to break out of the poverty that is preventing them from achieving some sort of financial stability, or the American Dream. It is a fiercely moving portrait of people whose hopes and dreams are constantly deferred.

Adult Tickets: $15
Senior citizens (60+) & Youth (18>): $12

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Contact: Layne Taylor
Phone: 601/442-2233

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