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A Raisin in the Sun

Must Close April 8

A Raisin in the Sun

Written by Lorraine Hansberry

Directed by Gregg T. Daniel

In pre-civil rights America, an unexpected windfall offers a life-changing option for the Youngers, an African-American family living in a cramped Chicago apartment. The Youngers struggle with competing dreams and racial intolerance in Lorraine Hansberry’s seminal work, which remains a resonant story of hope and the need to retain dignity in a hostile world.

Running Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission. Late seating at House Manager’s discretion.

"A Noise Within’s A Raisin In The Sun cries out to be seen."
StageSceneLA
"With heart and humanity, this Raisin hits home."
Los Angeles Times
"A Noise Within undertakes to stage this American classic with courage and guts."
Stage Raw
"There’s something for everyone to discover in this production of A Raisin in the Sun."
Tin Pan LA
"An experience worth making it to the theatre."
Around Town Pasadena
"This story remains empowering and is beautifully told at A Noise Within."
Theatremania
"The excellence of this production reaffirms Hansberry’s brief moment in the sun."
Arts Meme
"A sparkling production at A Noise Within contains a specific intimacy that carries the many messages of the piece in rich moments of character and place."
Pasadena Star News

artists + cast

Artists

Cast

† Designer is represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA-829 of the IATSE

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage
Managers in the United States.

§ The Director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.

ANW Resident Artist

Raisin Production Photos
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(L-R) Ben Cain and Toya Turner. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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(Top-Bottom) Ben Cain and Sam Christian. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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(L-R) Saundra McClain and Ben Cain. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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(L-R) Saundra McClain and Toya Turner. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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(L-R) Toya Turner, Ben Cain, Bert Emmett, Sarah Hollis. Photo by Craig Schwartz

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Saundra McClain. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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Behind the Scenes: First Rehearsal
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(Left to Right) Toya Turner and Saundra McClain. Photo by Brian Feinzimer.

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Gregg T. Daniel. Photo by Brian Feinzimer.

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Sam Christian. Photo by Brian Feinzimer.

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(Left to Right) Sarah Hollis and Amir Abdullah. Photo by Brian Feinzimer.

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(Left to Right) Ben Cain and Gregg T. Daniel. Photo by Brian Feinzimer.

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Sarah Hollis. Photo by Brian Feinzimer.

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Scenic Model by Stephanie Kerley Schwartz
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Scenic Model by Stephanie Kerley Schwartz. Photo by Brian Feinzimer

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Lighting Design Inspiration Board by Stacy McKenney Norr

Header Photo: Toya Turner, Ben Cain, Bert Emmett, and Sarah Hollis. Photo by Craig Schwartz.