By Adam Hetrick
09 Oct 2012
Rashad earned a Tony Award for playing Lena Younger in the 2004 revival and has since staged the classic at regional theatres across the U.S. She will take part in an Oct. 14 symposium following the 3 PM matinee.
A Raisin in the Sun runs through Nov. 3.
The cast features Susan Kelechi Watson (A Naked Girl on the Appian Way) as Ruth Younger, Lynda Gravátt (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Doubt) as Lena Younger, Billy Eugene Jones (The Mountaintop, Passing Strange) as Walter Lee Younger, Gabriel Brown (Fences) as George Murchison, Alvin Crawford (The Lion King) as Bobo, John Hemphill (Mamma Mia!) as Karl Linder, Edena Hines (All's Well That Ends Well) as Beneatha Younger, Luka Kain (South Pacific) as Travis Younger, Ade Otukoya (Gem of the Ocean) as a Moving Man, Hubert Point-Du Jour (Angels in America) as Joseph Asagai and Donnell E. Smith (A Christmas Carol) as a Moving Man.
The Westport production has scenic design by Edward Burbidge, costume design by ESosa, lighting design by Xavier Pierce and sound design by Lindsay Jones.
For tickets visit WestportPlayhouse.org.