Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hansberry Classic comes to Celebration Arts

Message from Celebration Arts

Celebration Arts presents A Raisin In The Sun, a drama by Lorraine Hansberry. Directed by James Wheatley, A Raisin In The Sun will open September 25, 2009, and show Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. through October 31, 2009. There will be no performance on September 26. Celebration Arts Theatre is located at 4469 D Street, Sacramento.

The play, set on Chicago's South Side, features a plot that revolves around the dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: the matriarch, Lena, her son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, and Walter Lee’s son Travis. The household is rife with conflict spurred by the anticipation and finally receipt of Lena’s deceased husband's insurance money. Mama wants a new home in a better neighborhood. Walter Lee schemes to buy a liquor store and become his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions test the trust and love long held among the Younger family.

Ticket price: $15 general and $13 students and seniors. On Thursday20night all seats are $8. Call (916) 455-2787 for information and reservations.

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