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  "Unless the actor is satisfied to be a parrot or a monkey he must master our period's knowledge of human social life by himself joining in the war of the classes."

-Bertolt Brecht
1948

February 2 - 25, 2012
at the Manny Fried Playhouse

Theater's unsurpassable Civil Rights Era Masterpiece
 
A RAISIN IN
 THE SUN

by Lorraine Hansberry

Directed by Victoria Perez*
Starring Pete Johnson & Beverly Crowell

February 2nd - 25th
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays @ 8pm

Tickets $20.00 General Admission
or $15.00 for students, seniors, and Subversive Theatre Members

Click here to purchase tickets online
For all Thursday performances (other than Opening Night) admission is pay-what-you-can

     In celebration of Black History Month 2012, we're proud to present one theater's most powerful testaments to the struggle for Civil Rights and for human dignity -- Lorraine Hansberry's timeless classic A RAISIN IN THE SUN sponsored by the Western Regional Office of the New York Civil Liberties Union and PUSH (People United for Sustainable Housing) Buffalo..

     Set in the tenements of Chicago's racially-divided Southside in the 1950s, A RAISIN IN THE SUN follows the struggles of one African-American family to find dignity in the face of gross economic disparity and bitter prejudice.

     Boiling with the anger of the times, this 1958 drama prophetically takes on many of the volatile issues that would prove explosive in the 1960s -- housing discrimination, vigilante violence, segregation, the struggle against colonialism in Africa, materialism, Black Power, women's rights, assimilationism, abortion rights, religious hypocrisy, liberal racism, and above all the struggle for self-worth in a world ever-increasingly defined by the almighty dollar.  Issues that are still all-too-relevant to today's world.

     Our rendition of A RAISIN IN THE SUN is directed by Victoria Perez* and features the acting talents of Pete Johnson as the troubled "Walter Lee Younger" and Beverly Crowell as his indefatigable "Mama" with Lydia Douglas as his sister "Beneatha," Candace Whitfield as his wife "Ruth," and ten-year-old Rashard Reynolds as his son "Travis."  The ensemble also features Marcus Thompson, Jr., Phil Davis, Leon S. Copeland, Jr.*, Jess Abel, Michael Morel, and Andre Colon.

     Set & Lights are designed by Patrick Medlock-Turek with Sound Design by Kelly Beuth* & John Shotwell*, Costume Design by Hope Wardlaw, and Fight Choreography by Emily Pedersen*.  Graphic Design is by Scot Kaitanowski* with photography, web & playbill design by Kurt Schneiderman*.

     A RAISIN IN THE SUN runs February 2nd through February 25th, 2012 with performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm.  All shows are at our regular performance venue, The Manny Fried Playhouse at 255 Great Arrow Avenue on the third floor of North Buffalo's Great Arrow Building.  Tickets are $20.00 general admission or $15.00 for students, seniors, and Subversive Theatre members.  For all Thursday shows (other than Opening Night), admission is pay-what-you-can.

     For more information, please call Subversive Theatre's phoneline at 716-408-0499.

* = indicates members of the Subversive Theatre Collective

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