A Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry
August 1-17, 2013
Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays August 4 and 11 at 6 p.m.
3 Weeks only!
The VORTEX, 2307 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722 - click for mapFree Parking. Bus Route.
The Butterfly Bar @ The VORTEX open nightly at 5 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$10 -- $30 Priority Seating, $20 General Admission, $10 Artists/Students
2-for-1 admission on Thursdays and Sundays with donation of 2 canned goods for SafePlace.
Available at www.vortexrep.org or call 512-478-5282
Limited seating. Advance purchase recommended
UpRise! Productions proudly presents Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun for 3 weeks only at The VORTEX, directed by Laurie Carlos, one of America’s seminal theatre artists. Produced in association with VORTEX Repertory Company.
Zell Miller III comes full circle with this production, starring as Walter Younger. A Raisin in the Sun was the first play that Zell ever performed back at Capital City Playhouse in Austin in the 1980’s.
Zell’s long-time friend and mentor, Laurie Carlos, guest artist from Minneapolis, joins UpRise! to direct this innovative production at The VORTEX. Laurie brings a totally new vision and interpretation to A Raisin in the Sun, a play that she never thought that she would be doing. But because of Zell Miller III’s relationship to this play and to his hometown of Austin where he is raising his children, Laurie was pleased to come and direct this dynamic new production of a classic.
The cast features Zell Miller III, Jolia Jones, Anne Wynter, Sade Jones, Brentom Jackson, Brian Ridley, Mick D'Arcy, and Zhane Hall.
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