Monday, February 15, 2010

Upcoming: A Raisin in the Sun, City Theatre, February 25 - March 21

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The City Theatre marks the 50th anniversary of Lorraine Hansberry's unforgettable play

A Raisin in the Sun

February 25 - March 21

Thursdays- Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 5:30 p.m.
3823 Airport Blvd. – east corner of Airport Blvd. and 38 ½ Street
Tickets $15 - $20. Guaranteed Front/2nd Row Reserved $25. Students $12. Group discounts are available. Thursday all seats $10. Reservations 512-524-2870 or by e-mail to

The City Theatre Company is proud to present the unforgettable production of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Lisa Jordan. Called “a milestone in American theatre,” This presentation marks the 50th anniversary of the Broadway grand opening of this "milestone in American theatre"and is part of Black History month. The shows' four week run will be presented February 25 – March 21 at The City Theatre.

“What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?” - Langston Hughes

A recent widow, Lena Younger wants to use her husband's insurance money to buy a home for her family, freeing them from the cramped tenement in which they live. Her son Walter Lee is determined to invest the money in a business - an opportunity for him to be his own man. Lena refuses; in her eyes a house is a sturdy thing to build a dream on. But when a white representative of the neighborhood "welcoming committee" presents them with an offer to buy them out of their new home, the dream quickly becomes a nightmare. Younger family members attempt to find their places amidst a number of difficult situations. Walter Lee for the first time begins to value what money can’t buy. In the process he achieves a new level of self respect and pride.

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