“A Raisin in The Sun,” a classic American play by Lorraine Hansberry.“A Raisin in The Sun,” a classic American play by Lorraine Hansberry.

“A Raisin in The Sun,” a classic American play by Lorraine Hansberry, will be performed April 27-30 in Concordia University’s Todd Wehr Auditorium, 12800 North Lake Shore Drive, Mequon.

Students cast in the three lead roles are: Marcel Alston and Courtney Richards, both from Milwaukee, and Carrie Robinson, from Green Bay.  The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with 1:30 p.m. matinees scheduled Saturday and Sunday.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, $5 for veterans, $3 for children ages 5-12, and free for children under 5.

Directed by Professor Lori Woodall, who will also play the role of Mama, the story tells of a black family’s experiences in the Washington Park subdivision of Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood as they attempt to better themselves with an insurance payout following the father’s death.  “A Raisin in The Sun” debuted on Broadway in 1959 and has remained a classic, produced multiple times annually across the country.  Its universal theme of love, loss and hope within a family structure has endeared it to audiences for decades.

This summer, William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” will be performed July 14-16 and July 21-23.

For ticket information or other details, please contact Professor Lori Woodall at 262-243-2035, or lori.woodall@cuw.edu.

— This story is written by Kali Thiel, director of university communications for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at kali.thiel@cuw.edu or 262-243-2149.

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