BY BTL STAFF
caption: Lena Younger, played by Rosalind Sample, dreams of moving her family from the South Side of Chicago to a better neighborhood in “A Raisin in the Sun,” presented by Stagecrafters at the Baldwin Theatre in Royal Oak.
“What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?” – Langston Hughes
Stagecrafters presents “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry Nov. 3-5, 9-12 and 16-18 at the Baldwin Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette Ave. in Royal Oak.
Mama Lena dreams of moving her family from the South side of Chicago to a better neighborhood. But son Walter and daughter Beneatha have other plans. Three generations of the Younger family become embroiled in conflict as internal and societal pressures threaten their dreams and test the bonds of family. A timeless classic that speaks to the American experience.
In a release, director of the play Jerry Haines said, “The story and themes are timeless. I want the audience leaving the theatre understanding that this is a story of an American family. And although this is an African-American family, this could happen to any family whose dreams are not fulfilled or realized due to circumstances imposed by an oppressive society and lack of opportunity.”
The play runs about two hours and is rated PG. Tickets which start around $23 are available online at http://stagecrafters.org and can also be purchased by phone at 248-541-6430. Tickets are also available at the box office an hour before the performance.