By Bruce Norris
Directed by Ed White
Runs: Feb 17 - Mar 5, 2017
Rehearsals: Jan 2 - Feb 16
- Sunday, Dec 18, 7:00-9:00 pm
- Monday, Dec 19, 7:00-9:00 pm
All actors play two roles, from 1959 and 2009:
- FRANCINE / LENA – black, 30's
- ALBERT / KEVEN – black, 30's
- RUSS / DAN – white, late 40's
- BEV / KATHY – white, 40's
- JIM / TOM – white, late 20's
- KARL / STEVE – white, 30's
- BETSY / LINDSEY – white, late 20's
- A current headshot and resume are helpful but not required.
- A monologue is not required; auditions will be cold readings from the script.
- Bring a detailed list of conflicts for Jan through Mar 5.
Irreverently climbing through the looking-glass of Lorraine Hansberry's classic A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Act One takes us inside the house at 406 Clybourne street in 1959, as the anxious white neighborhood is roiled by the sale of the home to a black family. Act Two opens in the same house in 2009, as the now black neighborhood struggles to deal with the next wave of change: a white family seeking to raze the house and build a new one. This excruciatingly funny play digs deep to unearth shared demons, and the uncomfortable fault lines between race, community, and so much more.
"Vital, sharp-witted and ferociously smart."
– NY Times
"A theatrical treasure…Indisputably, uproariously funny."
– Entertainment Weekly
"A savagely funny and insightful time bomb."
– Hollywood Reporter
"Funny as hell…The theater shakes with gales of laughter."
– NY Post
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