Press Release: A Raisin in the Sun

raisin-ruth-lena-walterThe Little Theatre of the Rockies continues its summer repertory season with Lorraine Hansberry’s classic drama, A Raisin in the Sun, opening Thursday, June 25 in the Langworthy Theatre.

This groundbreaking tale of a poor family’s struggle for a better life, starred the legendary Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee in its original 1959 Broadway production. Its 2014 Broadway revival, starring Denzel Washington, garnered three Tony Awards.

Set on Chicago’s South Side, the story centers on the divergent dreams of three generations of the Younger family. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama, and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a timeless document of hope and inspiration.

Tom McNally, who will be retiring this year after 28 seasons as LTR’s artistic director, directs, a cast which includes UNC musical theatre alum Tetrianna Silas (Lena Younger), Dontalle Sylvester (Walter Lee Younger), Jessica Kincaid (Ruth Younger), Jalen Butler (Travis Younger), Marena Kleinpeter (Beneatha Younger), Michael Crawford (George Murchison), Princeton Bolton (Joseph Asagai), Michael Ham (Bobo), Zach Taggart (Karl Lindner), and AJ Voliton and Elliot Shields (Moving Men).

A Raisin in the Sun plays at UNC’s Langworthy Theatre on the UNC campus. Performances are

June 25-27 at 7:30pm and June 28 at 2:00pm. For tickets and information call the box office at 970/351-2200, or buy tickets online.