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'A Raisin in the Sun' will debut at Stage Aurora in JAX

Stage Aurora Theatrical Company will be presenting Lorraine Hansberry’s classic novel, film, and Tony Award winner A Raisin in the Sun on March 28-April 6, 2014. “A Raisin in the Sun” was debuted on Broadway, by Hansberry in 1959. It was the first play written by a Black woman that was produced on a Broadway stage.

Stage Aurora presents "A Raisin in the Sun" with five shows
Stage Aurora presents "A Raisin in the Sun" with five shows / Stage Aurora
"A Raisin in the Sun" will be played at the Stage Aurora Theater
"A Raisin in the Sun" will be played at the Stage Aurora Theater / Stage Aurora

One of the most powerful and beloved plays that has ever been written, Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of the Younger’s family struggle for dignity and a better life. The story exposes the backlash that erupts when they try to move beyond their oppressive Chicago tenement home. Set just before the dawn of the Civil Rights and Women’s Movements, “A Raisin in the Sun” demonstrates how a single family’s dreams can change the world.

“The play that changed American theatre forever…” New York Times

The production will feature Phillip M. Polite as Walter Lee Younger with Galina Gail, Alvenia E. Derban, Staci Anderson, Katherine Surcey, Chelsea Love Hunt, James Simpo, Dante Buckson, Sam Brown, Ruth Charlene Davis, Teresa C. Smith, Charles Walker, Leonard Alterman, David Emanuel, and Joiakin Foster. “A Raisin In The Sun” will be directed by Jack Barnard and Darryl Reuben Hall with costumes by Sandra Levy Donawa. You won’t want to miss this dynamic presentation.

A Rasin In The Sun
DATES:        TIMES:
Fri., March 28, 2014    7:00 p.m.
Sat., March 29       6:00 p.m.
Sun., March 30 (Matinee)  3:00 p.m.
Sat., April 5        6:00 p.m.
Sun., April 6 (Matinee)   3:00 p.m.

Location: Stage Aurora Theatrical Company
     Gateway Town Center
     5188 Norwood Avenue
     Jacksonville, Florida 32208

Tickets: Students & Seniors (65+) $15 Advance/Door with Adults and General Public $20 Advance/Door. Tickets may be purchased at Brothers 2000 ((904) 768-6004 Gateway Town Center) or online at @ Ticketleap, or by calling the Stage Aurora Box Office at (904) 765-7372 or (904) 765-7373.

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