Richmond Community Theatre Presents 'A Raisin in the Sun'
Langston Hughes asked in his poem "Harlem": "What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?"
Lorraine Hansberry titled her famous drama, "A Raisin in the Sun," in reference to the poem.
In the play, an African-American family in the 1950s is determined to live a better life and to no longer defer their dreams.
First produced in 1959, this pioneering play depicted black life as it had never been seen before. It has since become an American classic.
Richmond Community Theatre will present "A Raisin in the Sun" through Feb. 25. Performances will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. All tickets are $9 general admission.
Regular box office hours are Monday through Saturday, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13-25, and one hour prior to show time.
Up next is "Second Samuel," a Pulitzer Prize-nominated comedy by Pamela Parker. Life in the small town of Second Samuel seems simple until a secret turns it upside down.
Auditions for "Second Samuel" will be held Saturday, March 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. The cast consists of seven men and four women ages 16 through 70.
The Richmond Community Theatre box office number is (910) 977-3765. The theater is located at 109 E. Washington St., Rockingham.
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