Trinity Rep's A Raisin in the Sun Opens in Providence Feb. 4

News   Trinity Rep's A Raisin in the Sun Opens in Providence Feb. 4
Lorraine Hansberry's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama A Raisin in the Sun, starring Barbara Meek and Joe Wilson Jr., officially opens at Trinity Repertory Theatre Feb. 4.

Trinity Rep veteran Brian McEleney stages the classic work that began performances Jan. 30 and will run through March 8 in the Chace Theater.

The cast features Meek as Lena Younger and Wilson Jr. as Walter Lee Younger. Joining them onstage are Mauro Hantman (Karl Linder), Johnny Lee Davenport (Bobo), Charlie Hudson III (George Murchison), Lynnette Freeman (Ruth Younger), Angela K. Thomas (Beneatha Younger), Jude Sandy (Joseph Asagai), Will Shaw (Moving Man), as well as Dustin Isom and Nigel Richards, who alternate in the role of Travis Younger.

"One of the reasons this play is so great is that it is utterly specific and at the same time utterly timeless," said director McEleney in a statement. "Like most great realistic plays, A Raisin in the Sun allows us to see the general through the specific, to look at a single family at a single moment in time and to see our own inner lives reflected back at us through their struggles. Through brilliant, beautifully examined characterization, we see the world through the eyes of all the members of the Younger family, and we identify with their dreams, their conflicts, their setbacks and their triumphs."

The Trinity Rep production has set designs by Michael McGarty, costumes by William Lane, lighting by Peter Sasha Hurowitz and sound design by John Ambrosone.

Tickets to A Raisin in the Sun at Trinity Rep, 201 Washington Street in Providence, RI, are available by calling (401) 351-4242. For more information visit

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