Chevy Chase Players

A Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry

May 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 2002 at 8:00pm
Special Matinee on May 19th at 3:00pm

Directed by Ed Starr, who has directed plays for CCP such as Requiem for a Heavyweight, I Hate Hamlet, and Broadway Bound, the cast consists of talented actors from all over the Washington and Baltimore areas. When it was first produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun was awarded the New York Drama Critics Award and hailed as a watershed in American drama. In her portrait of an embattled Chicago family, Hansberry anticipated issues that range from generational clashes to the civil rights and women's movements. She also posed the essential questions--about identity, justice, and moral responsibility--at the heart of these great struggles. The result is a work that captivated audiences from every walk of life and has become a classic of American letters. The title is taken from the famous Langston Hughes poem that asks a key question posed by the play as well--what happens to people whose dreams are constantly deferred? Come find out!

A Raisin in the Sun

Ruth Younger - Lakeisha Harrison
Travis Younger - Albert Gentry IV
Walter Lee Younger - Michael Ratliffe
Beneatha Younger - Felicia Harden
Lena Younger (Mama) - Gloria Gantt
Bobo - Joe Day
George Murchison - Jason Barrett
Karl Lindner - Dave Paglin
Joseph Asagai - Joe Lewis
Production Staff
Director - Ed Starr
Assistant Director - Sheila Hennessey
Producer - Wendell Jones
Stage Manager - Geri Garnet Unrue

"A Raisin in the Sun" will be presented
by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Chevy Chase Community Center
5601 Connecticut Ave. NW
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