A Raisin In The Sun Performances Being Offered In WSC Black Box Theatre

A Raisin In The Sun Performances Being Offered In WSC Black Box Theatre
Courtesy of Wayne State College.

WAYNE – A pair of theatre performances will be taking place in the Black Box Theatre in early April as one date is already sold out.

According to a release from Wayne State College, a strong message of perseverance rises from the stage during ‘A Raisin in the Sun’.

The Monday, April 4 performance is sold out but there are still tickets available for Tuesday, April 5. Both performances will start at 7:30 p.m.

A part of the WSC Black and Gold Performing Arts Series, ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ is produced by National Players from Olney, Maryland. National Players is America’s longest-running touring theatre company and is entirely self-contained and self-sustaining. As true “theatre-makers,” ensemble members act and serve as stagehands, electricians, truck drivers, wardrobe crew and more.

Set “sometime between World War II and now,” ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ by playwright Lorraine Hansberry explores themes of family dreams. The Youngers, a Black American family living in Chicago’s South Side, are mourning the loss of their patriarch, Big Walter. With his death comes a life-changing insurance payout of $10,000.

Director Christopher Michael Richardson said, “I hope audiences walk away from ‘Raisin’ with an understanding of how fraught dreams can be for families struggling against systemic racism. Even at Hansberry’s joyous conclusion, the Youngers, and other families like them, will have to continue fighting to keep their dreams alive. May their tenacity in the face of adversity inspire us all to boldly strive towards our own dreams and help others towards theirs along the way.”

Tickets are $8 per person, with free admission for WSC students, faculty and staff. Tickets are required for admittance as seating is limited. Masks are required.

Attendees must be seated five minutes before each performance as late admittance and ticket sales at the door will not be available. The play runs about one hour and 45 minutes with intermission.

Visit wsc.universitytickets.com to get your free ticket. You must sign up for a free account using your WSC email address and then sign in, in order to reserve your ticket. For assistance, contact WSC music instructor and theatre manager, Dr. Melissa Derechailo at 402-369-0320 or email mederec1@wsc.edu.