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A Raisin in the Sun (Play Discussion & Script Reading)
October 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The East Side Freedom Library will host a discussion with professional theater artists Harry Waters Jr. and Thomasina Petrus about “A Raisin in the Sun”, Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play, as well as a reading of a portion of the script.
“A Raisin in the Sun” is a fiercely moving portrait of a family living and struggling in Chicago’s South Side in the 1950s. It was the first play written by an African-American woman to be performed on Broadway (debuted in 1959).
The program at ESFL is being presented by “On Stage: Creating a Community Dialogue Around Live Theater,” a new theater outreach program (sponsored by Springboard for the Arts) that uses theater as a tool to inspire audiences-as-learners and to help us look at the real-life issues we face. Harry Waters Jr. and Thomasina Petrus will facilitate the discussion, and they will present parts of the script, along with other local theater artists.
“A Raisin in the Sun” will be staged Oct 28 – Nov 20 at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul. Click for Park Square Theater details here.