The Two River Theater production of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun recently began performances and is set for a September 15 opening night. Check out photos of the production, running through October 8, in the gallery below.
Directed by Carl Cofield, the production stars the husband and wife acting team of Crystal A. Dickinson (Ruth Younger) and Brandon J. Dirden (Walter Lee Younger), as well as Dirden's father, Willie Dirden (Bobo). Completing the cast is Jasmine Batchelor (Beneatha Younger), Nat DeWolf (Karl Lindner), Charlie Hudson III (Joseph Asagai), Brenda Pressley (Lena Younger), Owen Tabaka (Travis Younger), and York Walker (George Murchison). Andrew Binger and David Joel Rivera play the Moving Men.
The creative team includes scenic designers Christopher and Justin Swader, costume designer Elivia Bovenzi, lighting designer Kathy A. Perkins, sound designer Karin Graybash, and wigs designer Valerie Gladstone.
A Raisin in the Sun dramatizes the story of the Younger family, headed by matriarch Lena Younger, her son Walter Lee, and his wife, Ruth, who live (with other family members) in poverty on Chicago's south side. The play was the first by a black woman to be produced on Broadway.
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